I am currently involved with the repopulation back to New Orleans. I work with it every working day and hear about one thing or another every day
dealing with the aftermath of Katrina.
First and formost, is the simple facts of what was the "Devil" that took N.O. out in the first place. Granted, Katrina had something to do with it
but it still lie's in the fact of the levee system that is in tact right now. There has been an on going change to our planet forever. This doesn't
exclude N.O. to say the least. The whole demographic and geological aspect of this problem lays in what will be happening next during the Hurricane
seaon. The predictions for this year are as stagering as they were for last year's hurricane season. It will all point back to the same extenuating
circumstance of the Levee's and the current condition of the geographical tempriment of exactly what is happening to this part of the country.
1) North east Orleans parish area has been sinking more than any other place up to date. Since 1960 this area has sank approx. 4 ft and continues to
sink farther by at least 2in. every year.
2) If that were'nt enough, it turns out the the New Orleans east area also lays on a fault line that is actually allowing the present day land areas
to slide off to the South.
3) The abundance of the salt mines, oil refinerie' and off shore oil drilling, these are all thing's that take from the stabilities of the land and
give nothing in return to achieve the resistance nesseccary to maintain the structural level's needed to deem them safe and secure.
4) The levee's are one of my favorite areas of research and they leave very little left to be desired. In a recent story that I had to summerize ,
it states that the National Geological proffessor Dr. Dokkar states that the levee's are not and will not be ready for this hurricane season. With
that said by the good Dr. , he also states that the levee's them selves would never be able to even with stand a cat-3 at present seaon. He also
stated that the city of New Orleans and the entire state of Louisiana as a whole would be paying for the Levee's forever, they would never be able to
financially fix the problem due to the geographical state of Louisiana.Though I have read that there are a few people that have put some post's to
the effect of the levee's and want to stem the blaime to the Army Corp. of Engineer's, I don't think they could of forseen the magnitude of what
exact is taking place with the soil and the land of New Orleans.
I was hoping to get a chance to get to a thread such as this with so much annomousity and what not for the evacuee's of Katrina to Houston and the
blaime game that tends to happen after a catastrophy such as this , to be able to say that if you go back, there will, with all of certainty, be more
problems for New Orleans and the Flooding situations , could be for the duration of the existance of New Orleans.
My heart goes out to all the loving people of New Orleans and exspecially to all of you I have tried to help to get some of your live's back to some
kind of order,"God Bless."
Look for the story titled:
New Orleans East sinking faster than anywhere elsein the State,says geologists.
Just thought I would leave you with a few sites that I view everyday dealing with the BNOB Commitee. (Bring New Orleans Back)
[edit on 20-4-2006 by Allred5923]