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Old 07-04-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Do you think that New Orleans will ever recover population wise from Hurricane Katrina and that its crime rate will drive out even more residents? Or do you think that time will heal N.O and that the city will have more people than it used to? Will N.O ever be the same?
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Do you think that New Orleans will ever recover population wise from Hurricane Katrina and that its crime rate will drive out even more residents? Or do you think that time will heal N.O and that the city will have more people than it used to? Will N.O ever be the same?
It'll take a while for NO to get back to 450K, because whole sections like New Orleans East, the Lower 9th, and Lakeview, lost a lot of their residences. But those vacancies have created opportunities for those willing to put in sweat equity to rebuild what was destroyed. And the Hispanic laborers and entrepreneuers who came after the storm will likely stay.

As to crime, it's in certain areas. Which was the case even before Katrina. You just have to be careful about where you go in the city.

Bottom line: the city will eventually get back to 450K, but it will take time, and you will have a different dempgraphic composition than before.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:58 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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It really is not wise to build in an area that is below sea level.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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It really is not wise to build in an area that is below sea level.
No, but just about every part of the US has some risk, be it tornadoes, earthquakes, forest fires, blizzards, and so forth. In New Orleans' case, the city has been around for hundreds of years. And the original development involved only building near the river (where the natural levee was). However, in the late 1800s, the city expanded inland and swamps were drained. So it's those "new" parts where you hear that NO is below sea level.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:35 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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We have laws around here about building in a flood prone area. I should think that common sense should tell people not to go rebuilding where flood is a danger, except for tourist property where a profit can be made before that happens. So thinking logically, I would think that no New Orleans will never be the same again and it should not ever be the same again. There is lots of land in America, so at least try to build on solid ground.

Yes disasters happen, but a little common sense will keep unnecessary disasters from happening over and over again. Entire towns have been known to move when the place they were built has been found to be unsafe for one reason or the other.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Default Weezy from the N.O

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We have laws around here about building in a flood prone area. I should think that common sense should tell people not to go rebuilding where flood is a danger, except for tourist property where a profit can be made before that happens. So thinking logically, I would think that no New Orleans will never be the same again and it should not ever be the same again. There is lots of land in America, so at least try to build on solid ground.

Yes disasters happen, but a little common sense will keep unnecessary disasters from happening over and over again. Entire towns have been known to move when the place they were built has been found to be unsafe for one reason or the other.
You can't just move the entire city of N.O into northern Louisiana. Also the city was founded in the 1600's people didn't have the science we have today otherwise you're right they prolly would have built it somewhere else. Also many people refused to leave city because they were poor and couldn't afforrd it or they were old people/disabled people who couldn't just leave everything they worked for in their life.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Quick note here guys:

If one looks at an aerial map of NO: there was a reason why the older sections was referred to as the Crescent City-------that geographic area was either at or above sea level.

Lower 9th Ward; etc. were built within the last 100 years.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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NOla will probbly be back at 800,000 by 2020 and 2.5 mill in the metro.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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NOla will probbly be back at 800,000 by 2020 and 2.5 mill in the metro.
I hope so. N.O only had around 400,000 which before Katrina, it would be great to see it thrive again.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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We have laws around here about building in a flood prone area. I should think that common sense should tell people not to go rebuilding where flood is a danger, except for tourist property where a profit can be made before that happens. So thinking logically, I would think that no New Orleans will never be the same again and it should not ever be the same again. There is lots of land in America, so at least try to build on solid ground.

Yes disasters happen, but a little common sense will keep unnecessary disasters from happening over and over again. Entire towns have been known to move when the place they were built has been found to be unsafe for one reason or the other.
As someone who has been through Hell and back over Katrina, has fought tooth and nail to rebuild and lives above sea level, I ask you to remember this lecture on your opinion of the dislocation of a group of heart sore, weary people who have been damaged by this storm when a disaster happens in your state.

The "let's not rebuild New Orleans/People who live below sea level have no common sense" lectures serve no purpose here except to upset those of us who have put our hearts and souls into rebuilding our homes and businesses.
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