They're still learning from Sandy in New Orleans - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

They're still learning from Sandy in New Orleans

Posted: Updated:

NEW ORLEANS, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Builders examining the lessons from Hurricane Sandy say their findings after the October storm closely track the disaster of Hurricane Katrina seven years earlier.

Elevating generators and pumps is a good idea, but enclosing elevated foundations that might be hit by waves or wave-borne debris may be a mistake, they say.

Builders attending the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans this week also say elevating homes on piers reduces the danger from flooding, but more study is needed on ways to keep slab foundations from lifting out of the ground.

Erin Ashley of URS Corp., a contractor that did damage estimates after Hurricane Isaac struck Louisiana last August, says inspectors saw numerous houses that looked fine but had cracked slabs because they were raised without enough permanent reinforcement.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Colfax woman charged after hiding marijuana in tree

    Colfax woman charged after hiding marijuana in tree

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:39 GMT
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Colfax woman is behind bars, charged with Attempting to Take Contraband Into a Penal Institution.More >>
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Colfax woman is behind bars, charged with Attempting to Take Contraband Into a Penal Institution.More >>
  • Man accused of stealing crawfish from traps

    Man accused of stealing crawfish from traps

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:25:45 GMT
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old Crowley man who is accused of stealing crawfish from traps in an Acadia Parish pond. Sheriff Wayne Melancon saidMore >>
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old Crowley man who is accused of stealing crawfish from traps in an Acadia Parish pond.More >>
  • APD Looking For Missing Teen

    APD Looking For Missing Teen

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:11:22 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB Newschannel 5)--Alexandria police are asking for the public's help to locate a runaway juvenile. According to the Alexandria Police Department, 16-year-old Angel Ramirez leftMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB Newschannel 5)--Alexandria police are asking for the public's help to locate a runaway juvenile. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.