New Orleans, November 15, 2005
Houses in the city have a waterline that shows
the depth of the flooding. The pictures were
taken along Broad street (left and middle) and
near Mirabeau Avenue (right) near the London
Street near the London Avenue Canal (left) where
the yellow house was moved by the water to the
middle of the street. Mirabeau Avenue (right)
still has cars that were underwater for weeks.
Levee breach near the Mirabeau Avenue bridge. Parts of the
wall are missing and others have gaps between panels (left).
Professor Steve Nelson (Tulane) explains the possible
set of events (right).
Close up of the construction between wall panels (left) and
the temporary wire baskets filled with dirt and rocks to
fill the gaps left by the broken wall (middle).
The water continues to flow from the canal through the
temporary dirt and rubble barrier into the street (right).
London Avenue canal levee breach near Robert E. Lee Avenue
and Pratt Drive. The extent of the gap (left) and the
wall collapse (middle) are evident. The metal sheeting
below the 8-foot concrete wall can be seen (right).
The normal water level at the London Avenue canal near
Robert E. Lee Avenue and Pratt Drive can be seen to be
close to the height of the roofs (left). Devastation
behind the breached wall (right).
Lighthouse (left) and boats (right) at the Lakefront.
Devastation near the 17th street canal levee breach,
near Fleur de Lis Drive. The car (top left) and
the house (top right) were carried by the waters
to new locations. Trees were uprooted (bottom left)
and neighborhoods devastated (bottom right).
New temporary levees are being built in order to repair
old ones. Metal sheeting is being pounded into the
ground at the 17th street canal levee breach.
Entire neighborhoods were destroyed. Houses sit
in the middle of the street (left), others were
moved off their foundation (middle) and others
destroyed by flowing debris (right).
Cars were relocated.
Piles of debris are found with household items such as
an old 45 record (left) or a piano (right).