[FoRK] New Orleans is Sinking

Lorin Rivers lrivers
Thu Sep 1 15:18:00 PDT 2005

Where do they go? Which direction do they go in?

Step outside and check what the farthest distance you can see
unobstructed without a device or tower or something?

Ever hiked in soaking-wet clothes?

What's the longest time you've carried a small child?


On 9/1/05, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> What's with picking up some water and supplies in a backpack (all looted)
> walking 60 miles today, and (owch, owch, owch) maybe 40 miles tomorrow, and
> the day after tomorrow? Or cycling, if nobody's driving you could hitch a
> ride with?
> The biggest problem would be crossing the flooded area, and not getting
> 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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