September 1, 2005

Chicago Tribune | Flood-control funds short of requests

Will they write the same story about the Outer Banks. Our beaches and dunes hold our the ocean just like the levees of NO and our success in gaining funding is equally futile.

Chicago Tribune | Flood-control funds short of requests: "Despite continuous warnings that a catastrophic hurricane could hit New Orleans, the Bush administration and Congress in recent years have repeatedly denied full funding for hurricane preparation and flood control.

For instance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested $27 million for this fiscal year to pay for hurricane-protection projects around Lake Pontchartrain. The Bush administration countered with $3.9 million, and Congress eventually provided $5.7 million, according to figures provided by the office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).


At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea how you sound?

The worst thing that proponents of beach nourishment can do is to use the terrible tragedy of Hurricane Katrina as an attempt to further their selfish cause here on the Outer Banks.
One member tried to do that at a county commissioner meeting following an earlier hurricane and he came off looking like a selfish opportunitist. My advice, "Don't go there."

At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That person was the former head of the beach nourishment committee.


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