posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 11:24 AM
Looking back it is always easy to see how things could have been better done.
I watched this storm from the time it left Florida, and became a monster in the Gulf of Mexico. I can tell you I spent several hours reading every
update and report availabe up until landfall along the gulf coast.
Just over 17 hours before landfall, all of the top experts made a solid and now quite accurate prediction. "55% to 75% of New Orleans will be
" Not only that they have known this for many years.. and anyone could see as much as a 2 days in advance the projected paths all had this
storm headed right into the New Orleans area.
They knew exactly what this storm was going to do, they knew much of the population of the city had no means of escape.. and did NOTHING to help get
them out.. Think about that.. thousands could have been evacuated starting two days before this storm made it to the coast.
Combine this with the fact that as many as five days after the flooding and little was being done to get the then trapped people out.
We've all been forced to watch these tragic events which could have been at the very least less tragic in the form of lost lives if the state and
federal governments had acted on the warnings the experts were giving them, along with their accurate predictions.
To me this failure to evacuate prior to the storm's predicted landfall will be they greatest mistake of ALL!
So much of what we've been seeing in New Orleans now could have been avoided if someone with the power to command actions would have began to take
actions to get anyone who was unable for any reason evacuated from the city.
That should be a crime!