Marlon Landry 
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Re: “A quaint anachronism

Read you loud and clear Sandy! I'm sure other readers have figured it out also.

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Posted by Marlon Landry on 10/09/2013 at 11:31 AM

Re: “A quaint anachronism

Sandy, with all respect you asked us to join levees dot org to make sure New Orleans and America get the safe levees we deserve. It is my understanding that New Orleans did not get the safe levees we deserve because of questionable modeling. I remember the story New Orleans was the first in the nation to place experts on local levee board. It was one of these experts on the levee board that has always questioned the complex computer modeling that was used to design and construct billions of dollars of improvements to the New Orleans area's hurricane levee system? Sadly this has also fallen on deaf ears. I guess its more important for us to understand who was the driver of the one levee board campaign. The one thing we should agree on, it is well documented that there were many attempts pre Katrina for levee board reform and it always fell on deaf ears.

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Posted by Marlon Landry on 10/09/2013 at 10:32 AM

Re: “A quaint anachronism

The Pre-K Orleans Levee Board used SLIP funds (Special Levee Improvement Project) funds by way of a poll vote to build the $15 million overpasses that helped gamblers get to Bally's riverboat casino. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that be considered flood control funds?

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Posted by Marlon Landry on 10/08/2013 at 6:22 PM

Re: “A quaint anachronism

I've read the report and knew of the need for levee board reform prior to hurricane katrina unfortunately it took the failure of the levees to wake everyone up. We had a second chance to get it right and it appears we did not get it right yet.

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Posted by Marlon Landry on 10/08/2013 at 5:45 PM

Re: “A quaint anachronism

Reply to Sandy:
I've read the report and new of the need for levee board reform prior to hurricane katrina unfortunately it took the failure of the levees to wake everyone up. We had a second chance to get it right and it appears we
did not get it right yet.

Do you support any kind of structure being allowed between the walls of the crucial 17 St. Orleans, and London Ave. outfall/drainage canals?

Why have the levee watchdogs failed to mention the QUESTIONABLE complex computer modeling that was used to design and construct billions of dollars of improvements to the New Orleans area's hurricane levee system?

What is Levee dot org position on the QUESTIONABLE Corps Of Engineers computer modeling used to rebuild our levee system?

http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2010/10/levee_officials_consider_doubl.html

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Posted by Marlon Landry on 10/08/2013 at 5:20 PM

Re: “A quaint anachronism

Remember when Quentin Dastugue, a former legislator from New Orleans filed bills year after year to reform the levee boards back in the 80's? It was no surprise the establishment politicians ridiculed his reform attempts. (Message fell on deaf ears)

Another failed attempt trying to reform the Orleans Levee Board. In the mid 90's Billy Nungesser targeted wasteful spending within the OLD, he called it a cesspool of politics. ( Message fell on deaf ears)

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9342186/ns/nbc_nightly_news_with_brian_williams-nbc_news_investigates/t/orleans-levee-board-doing-its-job/#.UlRvKyhu90g

Its funny that some folks are shocked the Doody and Barry board is not a reformed board. This levee board admits it wasn't their job to review the CORPS computer modeling which was used to design and construct billions of dollars in improvements to the New Orleans area's hurricane levee system.
Do we have the levee system we're told we have?

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Posted by Marlon Landry on 10/08/2013 at 4:30 PM

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