Katrina Finally Receives Only Half The Blame For Flooding
None of us could forget the horrifying scenes from the southern belt of the United States after the rush of Hurricane Katrina‘s display of frustration. Many of us can not forget the thousands of lives washed away and the countless bodies left behind after the damaging flood. Kanye West even proclaimed that George Bush didn’t “like Black people” as a result of Katrina.
The hell-like event is referred to by FEMA as ”the single most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history.”
Studies prove that over 1,800 people died in reflection of those blind waters – and more than 300,000 were displaced. Unconfined waves destroyed dreams, wiped away memories and lefttons of people angry, sad and in a permanent state of disbelief.
According to CNN.com, “The Army Corps of Engineers’ failure to properly maintain a shipping channel linking New Orleans, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico led to catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Katrina, a federal court ruled Wednesday.”
Six people decided to bring upon the lawsuit that was based on the Corps being, “aware that the Reach II levee protecting Chalmette and the Lower Ninth Ward was going to be compromised by the continued deterioration of the MRGO … The Corps had an opportunity to take a myriad of actions to alleviate this deterioration or rehabilitate this deterioration and failed to do so.” U.S. District Court Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. wrote that in his ruling according to CNN.
The court ruled in five of their favors.
The courts also agreed that this event was a man-made travesty and could have been prevented if all improvements would have been made to protect The City of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. An attorney on the case plans to go to Washington after Thanksgiving to start a settle process for all citizens (in those particular wards).
I’m sure the hundreds of businesses and thousands of families harmed, will be excited about the good news. I’m sure Kanye is screaming, “Hooray!” This is good news.
Main photo taken from CNN.com.