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The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to blow up a levee on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River, a move that will flood the town of Cairo, Il. and the surrounding farmland. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued the ruling rejecting the state's appeal to stop the levee's destruction to the area downstream of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
With the Mississippi River well past record levels, the Army Corps resumed its plans to destroy a two-mile-wide swath of the levy near Birds Point, Mo.
The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to blow up a levee on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River, a move that will flood the town of Cairo, Il. and the surrounding farmland.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued the ruling rejecting the state's appeal to stop the levee's destruction to the area downstream of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
With the Mississippi River well past record levels, the Army Corps resumed its plans to destroy a two-mile-wide swath of the levy near Birds Point, Mo
Originally posted by zigguratvertigo
- No verifiable facts in OP's story
- Nothing in the media corroborating OP's story
- New Madrid quake disaster was exactly 200 years ago.. ooooh the timing.
No offence to OP, his story is interesting, but ultimately junk data. Even if in the unlikely event the story is true, his two "FEMA mates" could be yanking his chain, or be completely wrong about what's going on. There is plenty of doom going on in this world that is based on carved in granite facts. I have no doubt in my mind that the ethereal glue that holds the illusion of normality in countries like the USA, is going to be shattered in my lifetime. No need for big quake doom, when your whole monetary system is steaming worthless turd.
edit on 18-2-2012 by zigguratvertigo because: spelling
I'm not trying to fear monger, I just have a feeling in me like "is this for real?" These guys are so cool and they've always been straight with me on stuff. If they don't like something, they'll tell you kind of people.
Abstract. A combination of two independent geodetic solutions using data from close to 300 continuous GPS stations covering the central and eastern U.S. shows that surface deformation in the North American plate interior is best ﬁt by a model that includes rigid rotation of North America with respect to ITRF2000 and a component of strain qualitatively consistent with that expected from Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA). After correcting for the North American plate motion, residual horizontal velocities show a north-to-south deformation gradient of ∼1 mm yr −1 , mostly localized between 1000 and 2200 km from the GIA center, corresponding to strain rates of about 10 −9 yr −1
deformation of 2 mm yr−1 nonetheless implies signiﬁcant seismic hazard over a period of centuries to millenia if it represents elastic strain that accumulates over a several hundred kilometer-wide zone such as the New Madrid seismic zone.
Based on our 0.7 mm yr−1 weighted RMS value for the residual velocities of the NMSZ sites, random deviations from a rigid plate model in the NMSZ region do not exceed 1.4 mm yr−1 at the 95% conﬁdence level. We assume that this represents a conservative upper bound on the magnitude of any long-term slip in the study area. Assuming a simple model where characteristic earthquakes repeat regularly on a given active fault – as is implicit in the U.S. earthquake hazard maps, for instance – our results imply a minimum repeat time of about 3,000 to 8,000 years for future magnitude 8 earthquakes with 5-10 m of coseismic slip (Figure 22). For comparison, National Seismic Hazard Maps (Frankel, 1996) assume a 1,000 year recurrence time for M8 events with 5 m of coseismic slip. The implied ∼5 mm yr −1 of long term slip rate on the New Madrid faults is a factor of
four faster than the upper bound suggested by our analysis. Similarly, our 1.4 mm yr−1 upper bound implies a minimum repeat time of 600-1,500 years for future magnitude 7 earthquakes with 1-2 m of coseismic slip.
Originally posted by ghoulardi
I'd say a very well played fear mongering story but total BS.
My wife is FEMA employed and I'd say she has mid to top level knowledge of what's going on. She's in the know if you know what I'm talkin bout. Be assured no operations going on like the op suggested that I know of. All I can say.
Originally posted by jjjigga
Another fear mongering thread...The OP is just bored so he/she decided to make up a story saying their "friends" from FEMA know an earthquake is coming as like they have some sort of physic ability. Yea right, when it happens it happens. You can't predict mother nature, as much as you think you can, just can't. So little facts and such large amount of speculation.
Originally posted by lacrimaererum
Please answer honestly.
Have you ever told these guys that you visit ATS?
Originally posted by BO XIAN
reply to post by CaptainNemo