Sandy Rosenthal, and her son, Stanford Rosenthal, founded Levees.org in 2005, following Hurricane Katrina. The Rosenthals created the organization to inform citizens and law makers that Katrina’s devastating flooding of New Orleans was a man-made, civil engineering catastrophe, not the result of a natural disaster. Today, 14 years later, Rosenthal continues the organization’s ongoing efforts to educate residents, lawmakers, and others to ensure that our city will never again experience a man-made catastrophe like the flooding that inundated New Orleans in 2005.
Rosenthal’s 8th annual Levee Breach Bike Tour on Saturday, April 20, 2019 is a perfect example of how Levees.org continues its educational mission. The ride is free; all participants have to do is bring their own bikes. The educational ride will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Flooded House Museum at 4918 Warrington Drive.
Visit go.levees.org/8thBikeTour for detailed information but first, listen to Rosenthal describe her Levees.org journey. In this podcast, she explain why educating ourselves about our vital levee system is much more than an intellectual exercise; having accurate information about our levee protection system has real-world, financial implications.