Those levees are a joke! They sink 4 feet every year.
One of the things Bush was viciously slandered and libeled over was the alleged fact that he cut the funding!
What rarely got reported was that:
1. The chief of the local COE Office said that the additional funding wouldn't have made a diference since the levess wouldn't have been finished either way!
2. The Feds have been trying to reinforce those levees since the 1960s and haven't finished yet!
3. The levee project will never be finished because the soft ground makes the levees sink 4 feet every year and therefore the levees are constantly being weakened.