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Hurricane Katrina

Former Army Corps Gen. Gerald Galloway calls for national flood plan

After Mississippi River flooding decimated the Midwest in 1993, a panel of leading water experts called for changes to federal disaster response efforts. But the lead author of that report, Gerald Galloway, says the panel's recommendations were largely ignored, setting the stage for the destruction in New Orleans. Galloway, a professor at the University of Maryland who served as brigadier general with the Army Corps of Engineers, says a national flood policy is long overdue. He also explains why the United States should implement the type of flood prevention strategies used in the Netherlands and Japan.