FILE - In this May 27, 2009 file photo, Water is pumped 

FILE - In this May 27, 2009 file photo, Water is pumped through giant outflow tubes around the floodgate at the London Ave. outflow canal by the Army Corps of Engineers during a test in New Orleans. By the time the next hurricane season starts in June 2013, New Orleans will control much of a revamped protection system of gates, walls and armored levees the Army Corps of Engineers has spent about $12 billion building. The corps has about $1 billion worth of work left. Engineers consider it a Rolls Royce of flood protection _ comparable to systems in seaside European cities such as Venice and Rotterdam. Whether the infrastructure can hold is less in question than whether New Orleans can be trusted with the keys. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
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FILE - In this May 27, 2009 file photo, Water is pumped through giant outflow tubes around the floodgate at the London Ave. outflow canal by the Army Corps of Engineers during a test in New Orleans. By the time the next hurricane season starts in June 2013, New Orleans will control much of a revamped protection system of gates, walls and armored levees the Army Corps of Engineers has spent about $12 billion building. The corps has about $1 billion worth of work left. Engineers consider it a Rolls Royce of flood protection _ comparable to systems in seaside European cities such as Venice and Rotterdam. Whether the infrastructure can hold is less in question than whether New Orleans can be trusted with the keys. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
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