[FoRK] Re: Katrina - National Guard??

Luis Villa luis.villa
Wed Aug 31 06:38:20 PDT 2005

By the way, a really good article on the current state of things,
including some discussion of planning for containing levee breaches:



On 8/31/05, Luis Villa <luis.villa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/31/05, Russell Turpin <deafbox at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Luis Villa:
> > >.. one can only go so far in pre-game planning when dealing with 50-100
> > >year storms.
> >
> > Category 4 and 5 hurricanes are now annual occurrences
> > in the gulf.
> And this is the first time in 100 years they've hit a uniquely exposed
> location. There are really only two that I know of- the southern keys
> and new orleans.
> Doesn't matter anyway- even if one accepts that a category five
> hitting new orleans is a monthly event, there is nothing that can
> reasonably be done to protect NO and the keys except put a big sign up
> that says 'so long, thanks for all the gumbo|conch fritters' and move
> everyone out permanently. No evacuation plan can be devised that is
> 100% effective for that many people, and no reasonable recovery
> planning can handle the loss of all highways and all airports.
> Luis

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