Here’s what they are considering (pdf) in their “scoping” meetings:
In developing the Report to Congress the Corps of Engineers will consider ways to protect south Louisiana from Category 5 hurricane storm surges. The alternatives may include the following:Yes, that would be “No Action” as one of the possible alternatives to provide Category 5 protection to south Louisiana.
Structural. Earthen levees or concrete walls with floodgates and other devices.
Structural-coastal restoration combination. Structural with coastal wetlands and barrier island restoration commensurate to the level of structural fortification to protect against a Category 5 hurricane.
Non-structural. Elevating homes and improving evacuation plans, with coastal restoration.
No Action. Maintain current protection against a Category 3 hurricane.
Does anyone else feel less safe?