West Bank's $3 billion flood-control ring finished; milestone ceremony planned Monday
By Manuel Torres, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 13, 2013.
"Marking a major milestone in the New Orleans area’s flood control improvements, the Army Corps of Engineers said it has finished all permanent structures in the $3-billion ring of levees and floodwalls around the West Bank of Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Charles parishes. Officials with the corps and other local agencies plan to hold a ceremony Monday to mark completion of the so-called West Bank and Vicinity project…" (Read more)
Eleven U.S. Weather Disasters Cost More Than $1 Billion in 2012
By Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg. June 13, 2013.
"The U.S. suffered 11 weather and climate disasters last year that caused more than $1 billion in damage each and killed more than 300 people, making 2012 the second-most costly and active year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center…" (Read more)