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I can't go above it by law. That's what I am authorized to do. Anything above that means I have to spend money that Congress specifically authorizes for that purpose. Only then we can go build it. It's not simple.
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#Law

The system is in great shape, but the levees are sinking. If we don't get the money fast enough to raise them, then we can't stay ahead of the settlement. The problem is the federal funds have dried up.
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#Money

It was disseminated. It went to our OEP in Baton Rouge, to the state, FEMA, the corps. The people in the field knew it. The people here [in corps offices] in Louisiana and Mississippi knew it. I don't know how communication worked in those agencies.
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#People

It was disseminated. It went to our OEP in Baton Rouge, to the state, FEMA, the corps. The people in the field knew it. The people here (in corps offices) in Louisiana and Mississippi knew it. I don't know how communication worked in those agencies.
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#People

A levee failure might be more gradual than with a floodwall. It means you may have flooded a little slower.
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#Failure

The point is to eliminate that storm-surge threat with one of these plans. The philosophy of what we do during a hurricane would change. We could spend more time protecting our homes and less time trying to get out of the city in these desperate evacuations.
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#Philosophy

We just have to define the risk and the probability of that actually happening.
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#Risk