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>>

  • Four arrested in Alexandria for narcotics, theft

    Four arrested in Alexandria for narcotics, theft

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 27, 2014, Alexandria Police arrested four individuals on narcotics and theft of a motor vehicle. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 27, 2014, Alexandria Police arrested four individuals on narcotics and theft of a motor vehicle. More >>
  • Teen helps nab counterfeit cash crooks

    Teen helps nab counterfeit cash crooks

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:04:58 GMT
    GLENMORA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A couple of crooks who thought they could fool a teenage employee at a gas station in Glenmora, found themselves behind bars.More >>
    GLENMORA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A couple of crooks who thought they could fool a teenage employee at a gas station in Glenmora, found themselves behind bars.More >>
  • 5,000 wasps built a nest in this bed

    5,000 wasps built a nest in this bed

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:39:18 GMT
    (NBC News) - A man in England opened the door of a rarely-used room in his mother's home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in the bed. More >>
    (NBC News) - A man in England opened the door of a rarely-used room in his mother's home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in the bed. 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.