U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-04-2008, 12:50 PM
 
69,358 posts, read 52,178,233 times
Reputation: 42764

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by smellykat View Post
Mathguy - I should choose to ignore your statement, but I won't! I left a heartfelt message to the residents of Louisiana, especially the citizens of New Orleans, because the weather forecasters were predicting another Katrina. The residents of New Orleans have been treated like second class citizens with the failure of the government to rebuild their city and create a secure levy system to prevent such disasters. I call that UNFAIR and a disgrace. A Minnesota blizzard cannot be compared to the tragedy of Katrina!
1) It's really not the job of the FEDERAL government to do all of these things (and they aren't). This was sort of my whole point NOT TO RELY UPON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT and to take precautions as to where you and your loved ones live.

2) It was generally accepted prior to Katrina that a CAT 3 with a massive storm surge would probably overwhelm the canals. Even if they restore all the levees....the next storm of Katrina's strength is going to cause a ton of damage and Gustav was WEAK compared to Katrina and did tons of damage.

3) NO has been wiped out repeatedly. It is going to happen again, likely within the next 10 years. Again, my point was be careful where you build to protect yourself. (What is so bad about that advice?)

4) The destruction of the mangrove swamps surrounding NO contributed greatly to the strength of the storm surge. Your absolution of the state, local government as well as the people that chose to live below sea level speaks volumes towards your attitude towards personal responsibility. Natl. Geographic had a great article 2 years before Katrina about what would happen when a hurricane hit NO....they were totally right.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-04-2008, 03:06 PM
 
327 posts, read 926,603 times
Reputation: 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mathguy View Post
1) It's really not the job of the FEDERAL government to do all of these things (and they aren't). This was sort of my whole point NOT TO RELY UPON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT and to take precautions as to where you and your loved ones live.

2) It was generally accepted prior to Katrina that a CAT 3 with a massive storm surge would probably overwhelm the canals. Even if they restore all the levees....the next storm of Katrina's strength is going to cause a ton of damage and Gustav was WEAK compared to Katrina and did tons of damage.

3) NO has been wiped out repeatedly. It is going to happen again, likely within the next 10 years. Again, my point was be careful where you build to protect yourself. (What is so bad about that advice?)

4) The destruction of the mangrove swamps surrounding NO contributed greatly to the strength of the storm surge. Your absolution of the state, local government as well as the people that chose to live below sea level speaks volumes towards your attitude towards personal responsibility. Natl. Geographic had a great article 2 years before Katrina about what would happen when a hurricane hit NO....they were totally right.

Mathguy - Your postings are inappropriate for this thread as are your criticisms of my posting. Please consider starting a new thread to discuss this topic.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-04-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
5,981 posts, read 17,595,169 times
Reputation: 7707
MODERATOR: Let's get it back on topic, folks - this thread is for well wishes for those displaced or affected by Gustav. Personal stuff can go to DM - thank you.

Sam
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top