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Schneed10 08-31-2008 07:54 AM

With Gustav bearing down on the New Orleans area just three years after Katrina left it in near-ruins, I can't help but think it may be time to forget about trying to rebuild that place if Gustav does the same damage that Katrina did.

While attempts at slowing global warming are noble and certainly must be heeded, any such attempts will do just that, [U]slow[/U] global warming. It's impossibly to stop it entirely.

As the warming trend continues these storms will only become more frequent. It seems like some especially bad luck that two storms would hit poor New Orleans within three years, but it doesn't seem unreasonable to expect it would happen every 5-10 years.

Why keep rebuilding an area below sea level that lies in the path of hurricanes so often? Pray for those people, but it's time to let New Orleans - the city - fade away.

MTK 08-31-2008 10:57 AM

Re: Gustav
I'm not sure it's fair to assume that everyone has the means to evacuate or have a place to evacuate to. That was the problem the first time around.

saden1 08-31-2008 02:21 PM

Re: Gustav
Might want to clear Florida and tornado country too. Yes, people should pickup and move whenever nature strikes their area twice.

JWsleep 08-31-2008 02:21 PM

Re: Gustav
This time round, NO ONE has an excuse not to evacuate. This is probably as prepared and organized as you're going to see a city evacuation, given the Katrina fiasco.

As for having a city below sea level surrounded by the Mississippi river and Lake Ponchartrain (sp?) in a major hurricane zone, yeah, it's never been that great an idea. Doubt it's going anywhere, though.

Hog1 08-31-2008 04:10 PM

Re: Gustav
[quote=firstdown;469780]The city is providing [B]transportation for people with needs and without transportation.[/B] If I heard correctly they have shelters away from the coast where they will take people and I don't think it will be the Saints stadium.LOL[/quote]
including their pets!
at no cost!
it doesn't get any better.....i wonder if they will still try to cap the rescue helicopters?

724Skinsfan 08-31-2008 07:56 PM

Re: Gustav
Just recently they said on CNN that they estimate 90% of N.O. has evacuated. I'd call that fairly successful given some people's reluctance to leave no matter what. Honestly, right or wrong, if I lived there I'd feel that I could weather any storm and would probably choose to stay. I still have that 18-year old "I'm indestructible" confidence/stupidity.

skinsfan_nn 08-31-2008 11:00 PM

Re: Gustav
Gustov weakens a bit, GOD I hope it continues to weaken! This is a scary SOB! Great news on the people are taking this seriously and evacuating!

[url=http://www.wavy.com/global/story.asp?s=8896016&srvc=developing]WAVY TV 10 : Virginia and North Carolina News -Gustav weakens a little, but still a powerful storm[/url]

skinsfan_nn 09-01-2008 12:52 PM

Re: Gustav
Gustov makes landfall.

[url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/01/gustav/index.html]Water clears levees as Gustav makes Louisiana landfall - CNN.com[/url]

MTK 09-02-2008 07:12 AM

Re: Gustav
Too bad it only took an epic disaster for everyone to get their shit together.

JoeRedskin 09-02-2008 10:01 AM

Re: Gustav
[quote=saden1;469836]Might want to clear Florida and tornado country too. Yes, people should pickup and move whenever nature strikes their area twice.[/quote]

The problem is that New Orleans is the Mississippi's ocean (okay Gulf) Port. Throw in the local oil and sugar industries and it is a very rich region. Nature make it dangerous, but nature also made it wealthy. This risk/reward issue is going to keep bringing people back.

That Guy 09-02-2008 11:15 AM

Re: Gustav
the old levies were never meant to handle 4s and 5s, and the "new" ones are still being built, and its f'ing ridiculous expensive. they really should leave the port and move the town a few miles into higher ground.

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