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Message 613199 - Posted: 1 Aug 2007, 21:35:25 UTC

Frontiers: Hurricane Katrina

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Message 629224 - Posted: 30 Aug 2007, 0:10:39 UTC

Hurricane Katrina: One Year After

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Message 629329 - Posted: 30 Aug 2007, 2:19:33 UTC

Focused Entirely on Mostly A**-covering.

Hey, we fixed the levees! Now they can withstand a Cat 1 hurricane. Maybe.
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Message 629721 - Posted: 30 Aug 2007, 18:52:12 UTC

I understand that those levees aren't being made right. It's possible that the Army Corps of Engineers might be responsible. We as taxpayers shouldn't be made to foot the bill of contructing something incorrectly. If the ground is too soft it should not be used. Let it flood and/or be a sand bar/swamp. The engineers (any, not just the Corps) should never put up with shoddy workmanship. This is an abomination. If levees are to be built they should stand up to the worst hurricane or tsunami. Otherwise they shouldn't be built the the people should move inland. I read about some bad work at a nuclear power plant years ago. The concrete crumbled or something. What a terrible waste! Do it right or not at all!
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Message 630158 - Posted: 31 Aug 2007, 13:40:55 UTC - in response to Message 629721.

I understand that those levees aren't being made right. It's possible that the Army Corps of Engineers might be responsible. We as taxpayers shouldn't be made to foot the bill of contructing something incorrectly. If the ground is too soft it should not be used. Let it flood and/or be a sand bar/swamp. The engineers (any, not just the Corps) should never put up with shoddy workmanship. This is an abomination. If levees are to be built they should stand up to the worst hurricane or tsunami. Otherwise they shouldn't be built the the people should move inland. I read about some bad work at a nuclear power plant years ago. The concrete crumbled or something. What a terrible waste! Do it right or not at all!


The problem is that they just slapped patches on most of the system. The whole thing needs to be rebuilt and about 10 ft higher than what it is currently.

Then again, I don't think you'll catch me living below sea level within 20 miles of the coast. I also never plan on living in a flood plain unless my house can float.
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