The levee system has been re constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers with

The levee system has been re constructed by the army

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communications, evacuation and environmental policies. The levee system has been re- constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers; with steel beams that extend 65 feet below sea level. In 2006, an act was passed by Congress to reorganize Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) The act would provide grants to cities in need of assistance as well as increasing overall funding for emergency efforts. (Zimmerman, 2015) New Orleans has improved their notification system and alert information to include email and text messages to rapidly notify residents of emergencies. Ten years later the people affected by Hurricane Katrina are still recovering. Although we can never be 100 percent prepared for a battle against mother nature; if the public is proactive rather than reactive, the chance of survival can be hugely impacted.
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