Direct Causes of the Catastrophe

Hurricane Katrina External Review Panel of ASCE

Part of: The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why


This chapter examines direct physical causes of the hurricane protection system failures, including soil strength assessments and pumping station limitations.

Subject Headings: Soil strength | Pumping stations | Protective structures | Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones | Failure analysis | Disasters and hazards


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