This is totally off topic, except that she looks like a real monster from the sea. I hope that nobody on Tonmo is in the path of hurricane Katrina...she's huge and at 175 mph incredibly dangerous. Looks like New Orleans might catch the brunt of it
An excellent point.DHyslop said:New Orleans knows a lot about pumping water out of the city, that's one of the things that's gotten them into this mess--they've been actively draining the city for dozens of years to prevent floods, which ends up compacting the soil and causing the city to settle deeper below sea level. Everything they have done to mitigate the natural hazards inherent to the area have only made them worse.
This was only a glancing blow. If people in New Orleans have "hurricane fatigue," they should think about relocating. It is almost inevitable that the city will be destroyed, perhaps in our lifetimes??
I hate to sound insensitive--indeed I have the utmost sympathy for anyone in the area without the economic means to get out of harm's way--but New Orleans is the ultimate example of man trying to subvert nature and paying for it with his own life.
the decision has been made. The levee is broken and they've abandoned efforts to fix it... water is rising up to 9 feet over the next 12 hours. Major catastrophe. Looked like New Orleans was spared the brunt of the storm (and they were), so there was initial encouragement, but the levees aren't holding up, which is making the worst fears realized for this one.erich orser said:...Now the governor of Louisiana is considering the first total evacuation of an American city in about 140 years...