Hurricane Georges

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Hurricane Georges A very massive group of levees may be all that is in the way of lower lying New Orleans and destruction with a visit from Hurricane Georges. Without the levee system and concrete flood walls Georges could have catastrophic effects in New Orleans. But with this man-made hurricane protection system protecting the city people. New Orleans is spared the casualties and damage past storms have wrought. The levee system is important because the …

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…flooded houses, then deposited tons of sand on top of the ready-for-harvest rice fields. Each fall, in the rainy season, sand washes into Salifoudret and the residents gather it to sell to construction companies for $16 a truckload. The deposits have never been as big as this year, residents said, as dozens loaded 150- pound baskets of sand on their heads and sorted it into 6-foot piles along the riverbed so trucks could cart it away.