[FoRK] New Orleans is Sinking
Thu Sep 1 14:02:28 PDT 2005
the humidity is 85% today in new orleans. try hiking in that.
>>> Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> 9/1/2005 4:33:26 PM >>>
On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 04:03:02PM -0400, rst at ai.mit.edu wrote:
> Adam L Beberg writes:
> > Now understandably, many people are trapped, so cannot move, and
> > everyone I've seen on the tele has been shall we say... morbidly
> > plus a few crispy creams, and so you have to figure walking at
> > and floating at 1/3... Even if you are not that city is no longer
> > place you want to be becasue of food, disease, water, electricity,
> > So why is there still a problem beyond the need to fill out piles
> > insurance forms? All see is people standing around.
> You seem to be assuming that things are OK outside city limits. The
> whole area --- *everything* for miles around --- is in very bad
> Walk three miles, and you wind up someplace that doesn't look much
What's with picking up some water and supplies in a backpack (all
walking 60 miles today, and (owch, owch, owch) maybe 40 miles tomorrow,
the day after tomorrow? Or cycling, if nobody's driving you could hitch
The biggest problem would be crossing the flooded area, and not
sick nor drowning by currents.
> better than where you started. Here are a few photos posted by the
If you're outside of flooding, and no longer in a partly flooded
piece of land enclosed from three sides, sharing with some Lord of the
Flies denizens, you're probably way better off.
Maybe any of you survival types could explain why this wouldn't work
for a single reasonably able bodied male.
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