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Hurricane Dean is churning through the Caribbean on its way to the Western Gulf. With a small change in forecasted path, it could be another direct hit on New Orleans. Meanwhile, a new report shows that two-years on, much of New Orleans is still at risk.

Hurricane Dean, for the moment, is tracking south of New Orleans, but a small change in course could dump a lot of rain and hurricane force winds on New Orleans.

With two years of effort by the army corps of engineers, the New York Times reports some parts of New Orleans are at as much risk as they were when Katrina hit.

We can only wait and watch to see if New Orleans will be spared this season. If we learn no other lesson from Katrina we should learn that hurricane models can be wrong and warning times can be short. If you know anyone who lives in New Orleans, advise them to keep on eye on Dean's path.

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