The Storm by Ivor van Heerden
What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist

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The ultimate inside story of the Katrina tragedy?from the cofounder of the LSU Hurricane Center

After warning for years about the looming threat of catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, Ivor van Heerden was one of the highest-profile media experts during the Katrina disaster. Over the following eighteen months, he was even more prominent as he challenged the official version of those events and campaigned for an engineering plan that would protect all of southeastern Louisiana, once and for all. In The Storm, van Heerden lays out in full detail the stunning incompetence among the bureaucrats, the politicians, and the Army Corps of Engineers that culminated in the catastrophe that crippled, perhaps forever, a great American city.
 

About Ivor van Heerden

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Ivor van Heerden is head of the official Louisiana state investigation into the levee failures. He is associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at LSU.Mike Bryan has written or collaborated on many books.
 
Published May 18, 2006 by Penguin Books. 332 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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In the face of horrifying destruction, Dr. van Heerden, the deputy director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, knew that small things helped tell the big story.

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This serious, scientific explanation of what exactly happened in the hours-and years-leading up to Hurricane Katrina's devestation of New Orleans brings a fresh perspective to a tragedy that has generated remarkably similar news accounts over the past eight months.

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