$14 billion spent improving Louisiana's levee system did not include the levees near Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish remains flooded by Isaac; levee to be breached Los Angeles Times
As Hurricane Isaac weakened to a tropical storm but continued to unleash heavy rain, winds and a dangerous storm surge along the northern Gulf Coast, authorities said they would breach a levee in flooded Plaquemines Parish to try to relieve pressure.

In Plaquemines Parish, Isaac 'terrifying' NBCNews.com
The $14 billion spent improving Louisiana's levee system did not include the levees near Plaquemines Parish. Residents who decided to stay behind when Isaac hit the region had to be rescued from their flooded homes. NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports.


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