Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans in 2005. The levees and floodwalls built to protect the city failed. Many neighborhoods flooded, and more than 1,800 people died. Thousands more were left stranded. The New Orleans Levee Failureexamines the scope of the disaster, its causes, and how people can keep a similar disaster from happening again. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.