New Orleans Flood Protection: Stronger Than Ever, Weaker Than Intended

Jun 5, 2014

The 2014 hurricane season has started, and New Orleans metro area residents are living behind a new, $14.5 billion storm surge system acknowledged as the best they have ever had. 

But an investigation by The Lens shows this best-ever is still not as good as Congress originally ordered it to be.

WWNO's Farrar Hudkins talks with Lens reporter Bob Marshall about why the city's flood protection is weaker than what Congress ordered 50 years ago.

Support for coastal reporting on WWNO comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Kabacoff Family Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.