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Old 07-20-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Again its not trying to kill a hurricane, just knock it down a level or two.
A cat 5 into a low Cat3 is saving lives and property.

As for building on the Gulf coast...New Orleans has been here almost 300 years. Don't tell us where to build, period. Its our home.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Hurricanes will always exist. You cant prevent them or downgrade them with any technology currently in existence. It just doesnt work that way. Hurricanes are very necessary though, as much as tornadoes, and it is not our place to decide if one forms or how powerful it is, even if we could affect it (which as said before we cannot). They continue to be very interesting and exciting though. People who choose to stay and risk it all in a powerful hurricane know the risks and know they can potentially die. It is unfortunate that it happens, but do not live there if you dont want to consider the fact that you could die. Or better yet, just leave when told to, by any means necessary.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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And people do evacuate, what makes you think they don't? (And for most of the history of New Orleans there were NO evacuations because we had much more land to deaden surge)

And there is NOTHING interesting about property damage. This nation has dredged canals into wetlands for shipping and oil, and destroyed the wetlands of southeast Louisiana that protected it from storm surge....and the nation continues to allow pollution runoff to create one of the most polluted waterways in the world at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

And finally no one like's someone else essentially wagging their finger in someone else's face as if they are the know it all talking down to us poor pathetic souls. Really.

That would be like someone coming over and saying I hope your house burns down tonight if it is struck by lightening, it would be exciting to observe and you shouldn't complain...it is a function of nature.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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And people do evacuate, what makes you think they don't? (And for most of the history of New Orleans there were NO evacuations because we had much more land to deaden surge)

And there is NOTHING interesting about property damage. This nation has dredged canals into wetlands for shipping and oil, and destroyed the wetlands of southeast Louisiana that protected it from storm surge....and the nation continues to allow pollution runoff to create one of the most polluted waterways in the world at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

And finally no one like's someone else essentially wagging their finger in someone else's face as if they are the know it all talking down to us poor pathetic souls. Really.

That would be like someone coming over and saying I hope your house burns down tonight if it is struck by lightening, it would be exciting to observe and you shouldn't complain...it is a function of nature.
I didnt say that property damage is interesting, I said that hurricanes and tornadoes are interesting.

Also, I didnt wag my finger, nature did.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Question!... What will keep a hurricane from tossing these tubs around like rubber ducks? Also, how do we strategically place it in front of a hurricane's unstable path or do we just put a million of them out in the gulf?
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Question!... What will keep a hurricane from tossing these tubs around like rubber ducks? Also, how do we strategically place it in front of a hurricane's unstable path or do we just put a million of them out in the gulf?
gthat would be part of why its such a stupid idea. You cant predict where the storm will go well enough for this sort of thing to work. Aside from all the other logistical problems with it.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Again its not trying to kill a hurricane, just knock it down a level or two.
A cat 5 into a low Cat3 is saving lives and property.
The title of the thread might lead others to think differently.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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I know that the title says "killing hurricanes", but that was the phrase that was used in the report. But if a hurricane was a level one when it passes over the pumps, and it is significantly downgraded to a tropical storm or a depression, wouldn't it be considered as "killed"?
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I know that the title says "killing hurricanes", but that was the phrase that was used in the report. But if a hurricane was a level one when it passes over the pumps, and it is significantly downgraded to a tropical storm or a depression, wouldn't it be considered as "killed"?
you cant even affect it enough to downgrade it. Storms are too large and can be heavily influenced by land or cooler water for many hours before being affected in osme cases.
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If they're willing to consider such a stupid idea seriously, why not go all the way and just drop an air-burst nuclear bomb right into the eye? Inserting a massive, sudden amount of high pressure into the low pressure core oughta break it up, permanently, don't you think?
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