I'm thinking this is going to make for some awkward dinner conversation at some point:
About 80 percent of New Orleans was flooded after its levee system, which was designed for a Category 3 hurricane, failed. Katrina was a Category 4 storm when it struck early Monday morning...
The intensity of the storm was just too much for the levees to handle, Strock said.
They broke at their "final design configuration, so that was as good as it was going to get," he said.
The Corps is studying enhancements that would deal with Category 4 and 5 hurricanes, which had been considered only a remote possibility, he said.
Yeah, I mean, what are the odds, huh?
BY THE WAY ... It's not like this has any bearing on the clusterfuck that is the Katrina rescue operation but the "Strock" mentioned above -- that would be Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the Army Corps and a man who, if he doesn't like the message, has an unfortunate habit of shooting the messenger.
But it's not like that might be in any way relevant here. Carry on.