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Hurricane Katrina / Flood Gates #807651

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 13, 2005
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) New Orleans Superdome

(Los Angeles: William La Jeunesse) The debate over whether the installation of a flood gate would have prevented much of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans featured; details given about a proposed plan in the 1970’s for the construction of a gate around Lake Pontchartrain that was thwarted by an environmental group. [LSU professor Greg STONE†- says a flood gate would have reduced the storm surge. [American Wetlands’ Valsin MARMILLION†- says any flood gates must preserve the heath of the wetlands.]

Smith, Shepard;
Jeunesse, William La

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