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Author Topic:   Hurricane Katrina
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Message 293 of 315 (240477)
09-04-2005 11:54 PM
Reply to: Message 287 by Lizard Breath
09-04-2005 10:45 PM

Re: Casinos at the waters edge.
I don't think that that would have been a good idea. If you look at the damage done to supersized oil platforms who are anchored to the seafloor, you realize what that would do to a barge. Plenty of ships have been sunk or seriously damaged in the middle of the Atlantic/Pacific from hurricanes.

If they had time perhaps they could have been taken to a port 100's of miles from the expected epicenter of the storm. This would have taken some planing I would think, and it would still entail some danger. Moving a barge still carries risks of swamping or sinking.

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Member (Idle past 2004 days)
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From: Puyallup, WA.
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Message 294 of 315 (240478)
09-04-2005 11:58 PM
Reply to: Message 292 by jar
09-04-2005 11:51 PM

Re: The Tragedy that Keeps on Taking
It had been predicted by a great number of people IIRC. MR. Bill has an eerily prescient warning.

Prophetic Mr. Bill

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