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“I don’t see water, so I’m going to stay,” said Kim Krantz, who nevertheless packed up everything in her two-story house on the vulnerable south side of town. “When I see water, I’ll get out. It’s that simple.”
Then he shows a press release announcing that: "KBR has been awarded a contract announced by the Department of Homeland Security's United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) component. The Indefinite Delivery /Indefinite Quantity contingency contract is to support ICE facilities and has a maximum value of $395 million over a 5 year term. The contract provides for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the United States, or to support the rapid development of new programs." He believes this is a cover for the upcoming catastrophe along the New Madrid Fault.
"It is not just an 'oil spill' that BP has unleashed on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. What BP has done is that they have uncorked an 'oil volcano' that is violently spewing oil and gas out of the the floor of the Gulf of Mexico so violently and with such pressure that it is beyond the capacity of human technology to control it. Millions upon millions of gallons of oil have already been pumped into the Gulf of Mexico, and millions upon millions more will continue to be pumped into the Gulf before it is all over. So could all of this violent activity on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico spark seismic activity in the region that could potentially be absolutely catastrophic? Could this 'oil volcano' cause an earthquake along the New Madrid fault line that is so powerful that it could bring about "the end of the world as we know it" for those living in the area? Those are legitimate questions."
Thousands have evacuated the US state of Louisiana after floodgates were opened on Saturday to relieve pressure from the swollen Mississippi River. More floodgates are to be opened in the coming days, for the first time in several decades. The man-made floods will damage thousands of homes and hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Officials say this is the only way to save more populated areas along the river like Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
The flood waters are expected to inundate homes and farms in the state's Cajun country under an expected 10-20ft (3-7m) of water...
Opening all 125 gates on the spillway would release 600,000 cubic ft of water every second.
Originally posted by lildeuce
I'm a Cajun near the Floodway. I know it's dangerous but why people will not leave is not because of there house or stuff. It's a way of Life for these people. How would you like it if someone told you to pack you stuff and get out. You mite not be able to return to your little peace of Heaven for a VERY Long Time! This is everything they know and love. It's going to be washed away. How would you feel? Put yourself in there shoes for a minute But you have to understand they come from a different way of life than most of you even know about. I'm not trying to say these people are right or wrong. They just don't want to believe it. It's a Nightmare for them.
I'm sorry if this offends anyone.
here's a little history if anyone wants it:
www.americaswetlandresources.com...edit on 5/15/11 by lildeuce because: Added Some History about the water way
Originally posted by vivalarevolution
Do some research on "Wolf Creek Dam" in Kentucky. It's gonna blow, it's gonna be messy. : (
The dam, located on Lake Cumberland, was deemed "high-risk" by the Corps and a breach would be catastrophe, flooding towns and neighborhoods along the Cumberland River, including areas in both Hendersonville and Nashville.
Because while the potential damage to Burkesville would be in the millions, the damage to Nashville, located further downstream, would be measured in the billions.
A massive project to fix leaks at Wolf Creek Dam probably will get more expensive and take longer to complete than expected, according to federal officials. The Corps did not release an estimate on the new price or a completion date. .... One early estimate of the cost to fix the dam was $317 million. That had climbed to $584 million before the change in constructions methods in Critical Area 1. A key contractor predicted at one point that the project would be done by summer 2012, and perhaps sooner, but it appears that date will be pushed back.
Flood protection authorities in East Jefferson are urging members of the public to stay away from the Mississippi River levee while the river is at its peak.
“We know how people enjoy using the levees for recreation, especially when the weather is so beautiful, but the river at the stages and the velocity now being experienced poses a great threat to the public,” said engineer Bob Turner, executive director of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East.
Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the USGS and NASA on May 10 shows the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn. and along the state borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas as seen from 438 miles above the Earth.