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Old 08-07-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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This is the history of New Orleans since the first day someone decided to build a city in the middle of a swamp, by a bunch of gamblers pirates and horse thieves, surely you don't expect to change it now?
I say it is more the government. Amsterdam is the closest thing you get to New Orleans in terms of topography and setup. Guess what? The Netherlands has been reclaiming land for years. Amsterdam was built in a low-lying, marshy area, just like New Orleans. Like New Orleans, Amsterdam was hit by a nasty storm. Unlike New Orleans, Amsterdam learned from it. The Netherlands had The Delta project to make the floodwalls stronger, the prevent another catastrophe. Why isn't this being done for Louisiana? If The Netherlands can work on its flood prevention, why isn't more being done for Louisiana? From what I heard, the Army Corps of Engineers was not making sure the levees were strong enough to take a hit like Katrina.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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New Orleans is not dying but it is on the rise
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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^^^Yeah, that's somewhat like the problem happening in Milwaukee and Country Club Hills,IL. Both cities are seeing a rise in crime.
I heard from a cousin who grew up and lives in Milwaukee about how certain areas are absolutely off-limits to outsiders. He wont even venture a few streets over from where those areas start. Amazingly, some of them are in very upscale neighborhoods.
New Orleans is no worse than Chicagoland, where murder is as common as the weather report. Milwaukee, according to my cousin, is easily as bad.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I say it is more the government. Amsterdam is the closest thing you get to New Orleans in terms of topography and setup. Guess what? The Netherlands has been reclaiming land for years. Amsterdam was built in a low-lying, marshy area, just like New Orleans. Like New Orleans, Amsterdam was hit by a nasty storm. Unlike New Orleans, Amsterdam learned from it. The Netherlands had The Delta project to make the floodwalls stronger, the prevent another catastrophe. Why isn't this being done for Louisiana? If The Netherlands can work on its flood prevention, why isn't more being done for Louisiana? From what I heard, the Army Corps of Engineers was not making sure the levees were strong enough to take a hit like Katrina.
because the Dutch will never ever feel the wrath of a major hurricane. Theres a big difference between a large ocean storm and a hurricane, by many orders of magnitude. I do, however, agree that NEw Orleans should do more to prevent another flood. But theirs is the laissez faire attitude that defines Louisiana.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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because the Dutch will never ever feel the wrath of a major hurricane. Theres a big difference between a large ocean storm and a hurricane, by many orders of magnitude. I do, however, agree that NEw Orleans should do more to prevent another flood. But theirs is the laissez faire attitude that defines Louisiana.
Actually, The Netherlands can get ocean storms as powerful as hurricanes.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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because the Dutch will never ever feel the wrath of a major hurricane. Theres a big difference between a large ocean storm and a hurricane, by many orders of magnitude. I do, however, agree that NEw Orleans should do more to prevent another flood. But theirs is the laissez faire attitude that defines Louisiana.
New Orleans is doing almost everything that it can afford to do as well as South Louisiana. Any project of that scope will require outside assistance. The thing is, North Louisiana politicians and the Feds couldn't care less about what happens to South Louisiana.

Pirate Laffite is also right about the storms. They may not be Cat 5 intense (or maybe they are), but some can compare to a Cat 1 or 2.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Actually, The Netherlands can get ocean storms as powerful as hurricanes.
actually, it cant.
It gets powerful wind/rain events, but nowhere near the duration or power of a strong hurricane. The US gets these types of storms in the North as well, and they are not warm core tropical storms in nature. While that doesnt diminish the damage, it also doesnt quite approximate the level of potential damage from a very strong cat 4 or 5 hurricane or even the amount of storm srge.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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A lot of amateur Meteorologists here .
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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NOLA is Back BABY!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Yet you put NOLA down on other threads. Which is it, man?
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