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Originally posted by Nygdan
but how much will a "Move New Orleans" project cost and who will pay for it?
Anything that has to be rebuilt on the delta could be rebuilt more inland. As far as who pays for it, maybe no one pays for it. Maybe no one pays for anything, maybe we just don't use federal and state funds to rebuild a city that we know is going to experience the exact same devastation, perhaps within a year of completing the rebuilding, perhaps in the middle of the rebuilding. The city can just be left to die, and anyone that is nutty enough to sink their money into rebuilding any of the homes or businesses is welcome to it, but the rest of the country probably shouldn't engage in some national effort to restore it.
Dude, I live SOUTHwest of New Orleans, and I intend to spend the rest of my life here. It's going to take more than just some category 5 storm to take me from here. I lived elsewhere; nowhere else is home.
Originally posted by imbalanced
If I was from New Orleans like you I would of moved. You want to stick around for the next cat 5, feel free.
Originally posted by jlc163
But oh, wait, you know what you have to deal with in New York (faultine through NYC--look it up)
and in the midwest(Missouri flowed backwards from one of them and everyone seems to forget about the extensive flash flooding in the midwest only a little more than 10 years ago..levees broke then, too)...ooo more Earhtquakes.
We have Earthquakes down here. But they don't damage houses because we are but a crust on a huge tub of jello. Shock absorbtion.
There is no safe place from nature but the delusion you build from it inside your head. I know, fo rthe most part, how to deal with my end of natural trouble, so I'm staying.
Hey, I wasn't talking abuot the midwest, at this point. I was talking about the Mississippi delta. Things past a rock layer higher than the contenental shelf. Right where I live, if it was the epicenter. There's some doubt as to whether it would really affect us....but then, the mud could become a mud/tsunami. We haven't gone through it to check it. But where I live it's literally a skin on top of a bowl of jello....or maybe mroe like a thick pudding. I don't live in the midwest or in NYC. Homes aren't built on bedrock down here.
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
They don't damage much because they're microquakes. If you knew anything about geology or plate tectonics you would know that the soil that the majority of land in the midwest and along the Mississippi would cause more damage over a wider area. So your "shock absorbtion" is actually backwards; more like shock intensifier.
Those dead were from people who couldn't leave and others who refused to leave. That can be fixed, and could have been fixed with the mishandled money that's been in NO for generations. We had enough money flowing through here to fix much of our own problems long before it needed to be a federal issue. The reason so many stayed is because of storms like Lili and Andrew. Lili was approaching cat5 and dumped it's power down to a 1 before it actually made landfall. Andrew was around a 3. It didn't hit NO; it hit Houma and ground down before it got near NO. No one's screaming at Houma to be closed down and never be rebuilt...and we can have 10,000+ die here too, with all the stubborn people we have down here not leaving for stroms. (Much of my family is the same; they won't leave when they need to. I want to drag threm by their throats to their cars. You run when it's time to run.) Those that evacuated for Rita wouldn't have done so before Katrina. We would have lost the majority of people that live in Cameron parish, an dthe neighboring parishes as well.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
And we are rebuilding ...why?
It's going to sink or be destroyed by a hurricane sooner rather than later. Katrina was a warning. Heed the warning. Let nature reclaim the area. Move the people out before the next category 3, 4,or 5 comes along and flushes what's left.
I know .... Easier said than done. But unless we want to be dealing with 10s of thousands dead and the destruction .... let it go ... just let it go.