New Orleans repeating deadly levee blunders, Associated Press reports

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levees Signs are emerging that history is repeating itself in the Big Easy, still healing from Katrina: People have forgotten a lesson from four decades ago and believe once again that the federal government is constructing a levee system they can prosper behind, AP correspondent Cain Burdeau reports from New Orleans.

In a yearlong review of levee work here, The Associated Press has tracked a pattern of public misperception, political jockeying and legal fighting, along with economic and engineering miscalculations since Katrina, that threaten to make New Orleans the scene of another devastating flood. Thanks to the Huffington Post for publishing the post.

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