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Old 08-08-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Metairie is WAY safer than New Orleans. A lot of Metairie didn't get ANY flooding from the hurricane. And,it's a lot more peaceful than New Orleans!
Thank you. Do you know specific areas of Metairie that didn't flood?
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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There were published maps of flooded areas, just google it. Old Metiaire below Metairie Rd flooded in many areas but Old Metairie above Metairie Rd. did not (water came around the back fro Orleans Parish). A lot of Kenner flooded. Close to Veteran's Blvd mostly did not flood.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:27 AM
 
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Thank you. Do you know specific areas of Metairie that didn't flood?
I would still caution you if anyone thinks Metairie is "safe" from flooding. Most (if not all of that area) was previously swampland and is only protected if Lake Pontchartrain does not overtop. Considering a hurricane approaching from the West (say like Gustav) you are probably looking at a major surge into the Lake which means that it will likely go over the lake floodwalls. Also take into account that the area is very low and a major rain can (and will) cause local flooding or worse. Just be careful where you buy in Metairie to avoid the localized street flooding that will happen regularly and get the hell of of town when a hurricane is coming (a la Gustav). Please remember that much (all) of New Orleans and its metro area is NOT safe from hurricane surges, rainfall or winds. You really have to get much farther north of Lake Pontchartrain to be "flood safe" to any degree. I'd say north of the I-10 (or I-12 in Tangipahoa in some areas ) corridor is a decent bet.

From a former resident that is now high and dry in CO ( ) everyone please take precautions and stay safe.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If they all four would be in the same public high school, I really don't know if I could suggest Metairie or the south for that matter. In a private high school it probably wouldn't be that big of an issue, since the kids are generally a little more respectful. They might get picked on some, though, since this is nearly unheard of around here.
Don't lump the South in there like that.

Those kids in the same school in Nashville, TN would be fine.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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What parts of Metairee are safest? What parts should be avoided? How do Metairee and Baton Rouge compare?

If one were to live in Metairee and commute to Baton Rouge, what would the commute be like?
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Minnesota..California Dreamin'
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Yes, its safer than N. O- have a friend who lives there, she would know.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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What parts of Metairee are safest? What parts should be avoided? How do Metairee and Baton Rouge compare?

If one were to live in Metairee and commute to Baton Rouge, what would the commute be like?
Commuting to Baton Rouge from Metairie everyday would be too far.
It would be 1 hour and 14 minutes each way, so that would mean you would be driving 2 1/2 hours back and forth everyday. By the way, if you are thinking of moving to Baton Rouge, I have heard that the southern part of the city is the safer part.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Don't lump the South in there like that.

Those kids in the same school in Nashville, TN would be fine.
Thank you for taking your own advice and speaking for an entire metro area.
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