Federal hurricane prevention for New Orleans that cost billions worked during Ida, senators agree

By: - October 6, 2021 2:30 pm
New Orleans hurricane levee

This 2006 photo shows levee work the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversaw following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

U.S. senators on Wednesday promoted a federal hurricane system’s performance in New Orleans during Hurricane Ida, but noted that other regions experienced devastation that is likely to worsen as climate change produces more intense and frequent storms.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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