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nwr
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Message 49 of 315 (238780)
08-31-2005 1:28 AM
Reply to: Message 47 by randman
08-31-2005 1:19 AM


Re: Can the city be saved?
Anyone know if they can repair it before the city is totally flooded out?

It seems pretty likely that they cannot stop the flooding.

When the city is below sea level, and a storm like this breaks the levees, there isn't much you can do but let it flood. The water would be pouring in at too high a rate to stop with sandbagging.

They have to wait for things to settle down. Then they can repair the levees. And then they can begin the pumping.

Recovery will take a while.


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nwr
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Message 66 of 315 (238950)
08-31-2005 11:24 AM
Reply to: Message 64 by Nuggin
08-31-2005 10:59 AM


Re: Can the city be saved?
I agree, where's the equipment. Even if we don't have a lot of "blackhawks", we have a lot of other kinds of helicopters

I expect that it isn't very safe flying helicopters during a hurricane. Because of that, they probably couldn't do anything about the initial levee breach. By the time the storm has subsided enough to allow helicopters to be used, it was probably too late to control the flooding.

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nwr
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Message 95 of 315 (239238)
08-31-2005 8:46 PM
Reply to: Message 93 by RAZD
08-31-2005 8:34 PM


there was no plan, not at the city level, not at the state level, and not at the federal level, to get the people out of harms way before the event, or even to deal with the aftermath.

There is no point in planning, unless you are going to actually do something about it. To do something about it requires spending money. And that would make you a "tax and spend" liberal. The "give huge tax breaks to the rich and saddle our children with enormous debt" conservatives could never consider such a thing as planning ahead.

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nwr
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Message 161 of 315 (239814)
09-01-2005 10:12 PM
Reply to: Message 159 by randman
09-01-2005 10:07 PM


Re: maybe government is the problem
The feds have soaked us for major dollars with all this Homeland security stuff, and look what we have.

Nonsense. The feds have been cutting taxes.

It's your grandchildren who will be soaked to pay for homeland security, the iraq war, the tax cuts.


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