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Old 07-24-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: In The Deep Blue Sea
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Are there a lot of jobs available in Harahan, or would it be easier to find a job in Metairie or New Orleans?
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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It depends on what kind of job you are looking to find.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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I heard that Harahan is a lot safer than New Orleans when it comes to hurricanes. Would it be safe to stay behind in Harahan during a hurricane, or would it be better to leave? When a hurricane hits, does everyone make it out in time, or do some people get stuck while driving or are being transported to safety?
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I heard that Harahan is a lot safer than New Orleans when it comes to hurricanes. Would it be safe to stay behind in Harahan during a hurricane, or would it be better to leave? When a hurricane hits, does everyone make it out in time, or do some people get stuck while driving or are being transported to safety?
NO.. Harahan is no safer than NOLA when it comes to hurricanes. Harahan is basically right next door and inside the same levee system as N.O. and faces the same wind/flood risks. People who leave before or when they or told make it out.. those left are those who chose to stay or waited too late. Take Gustav for example: 2 million moved out in 2 days
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I heard that Harahan is a lot safer than New Orleans when it comes to hurricanes. Would it be safe to stay behind in Harahan during a hurricane, or would it be better to leave? When a hurricane hits, does everyone make it out in time, or do some people get stuck while driving or are being transported to safety?
You leave if you want to live - can't tell where the next one will hit or what the damage will be. People don't just die by drowning, they die by trees falling on their houses, they die b/c they don't have clean water or medicine after the storm, etc.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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I lived in Harahan from 1962 to 1976. When Hurricane Betsy hit the New Orleans area in 1965, there was no flooding in Harahan, but there was wind damage. I've heard that when Hurricane Katrina hit the area, Harahan again did not flood. The Harahan area is a little higher in elevation than most of the New Orleans area, but not by much. Harahan is adjacent to the Mississippi River. If the Mississippi River levee breaks when the river is high, Harahan will likely flood. If you move to Harahan, I would also advise you to evacuate to a safer area if a hurricane of category 2 or better hits the area.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:17 AM
 
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Default Come on now, there's danger all over the country

I've always felt safe in Harahan as far as property a =s the wind and trees are concerned. Of course, we evacuate for a 2 or 3, buy Harahan is on a ridge and higher than adjacent areas. Of course, I've never really given much thought of our levee breaking. I can say the water will very seldom get so high between the levee and the river that people kayak behind the levee. We were very concerned last time the river got high because we waited hours for our friends to come home from a supposed 30 minute tip. Check the elevation level and you'll see the grade we're on. It's good but people are building to the new higher standard which leaves us grandfather'ed in. We still evacuate because of the horrible memories of Katria. As far as gettng s job the it's sanme or better than the rest of the country. Yes, we're still wounded, but we will recover as usual. We should have our fair share of royalties from offshore drilling. Yes, a decision was made along time ago, but did we know that the size of one football field per hour or day is disappearing from our wetlands. If the country doesn't want $10 per gallon in the future, the gulf coast had better be restored.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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It depends on what type of job you are looking for. Harahan has a lot of businesses.
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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The last time I was in Harahan, and tradiitonally, it didn't have big offices like downtown or the Metairie commerical area along Causeway. It's a bunch of small offices, repair shoips, stores, etc.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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looking to move from houston to harahan what should i expect.
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