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London Avenue Canal Floodwall Breach

 
 
London Avenue Canal Floodwall Breach Marker image. Click for full size.
circa June 20, 2011
1. London Avenue Canal Floodwall Breach Marker
Inscription. On August 29, 2005, tidal surge from Hurricane Katrina exposed design flaws in the London Avenue Canal floodwall, part of the Federal Flood Protection System. The floodwater killed many Gentilly residents and their beloved pets. The breach was one of 50 in the System that occurred that day.

In 2008, the US District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, placed responsibility for this floodwall's collapse squarely on the US Army Corps of Engineers; however, the agency is protected from financial liability in the Flood Control Act of 1928.
 
Erected 2011 by Levees.Org.
 
Location. 30° 0.456′ N, 90° 4.118′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Warrington Drive and Maribeau Ave., in the median on Warrington Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4902 Warrington Drive, New Orleans LA 70122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brothers Of The Sacred Heart (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort St. John (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Croatian Benevolent Association of Louisiana (approx. 2.1 miles away); In Memory of All American Veterans

London Avenue Canal Floodwall Breach Marker image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2016
2. London Avenue Canal Floodwall Breach Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Duelling Grounds (approx. 2.1 miles away); Metairie And Gentilly Ridges (approx. 2.2 miles away); Our Lady of the Rosary Rectory (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pitot House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Additional keywords. Engineering disasters, man-made disasters
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by A. Jayne Avery of New Orleans, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2011, by Sandy Rosenthal of New Orleans, Louisiana. Photos:   1. submitted on August 9, 2011.   2. submitted on September 4, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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