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Engineers Race to Fix New Orleans Levees

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NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, the apocalyptic clock is ticking - again. Ravaged last year by one hurricane and slapped by the fringes of another, the city faces a 2006 storm season that begins in less than five months - not much time to repair the tattered ramparts that keep New Orleans from being swallowed by the sea.

This year's hurricane season begins June 1. By that date, the U.S. Corps of Engineers expects to have the Crescent City's levees restored to pre-Katrina condition.

The job is massive. It will take about 4 million cubic yards of fill - a nearly Superdome-sized pile - to repair the 170 miles of levee destroyed or damaged by Katrina.



Source: Yahoo News
Source URL: http://news.yahoo.com/news?t...rs&cid=519&ncid=1112

Anybody but me think this is waste of time and/or money?

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2 comments to Engineers Race to Fix New Orleans Levees

  • Absolute waste of time and our tax money. Maybe they should pay for all this out of their own pockets. All these billions of dollars for a city with a population that is now less than 100,000. For every man, woman and child left you could write each of them a check for $50k to $100k and just tell them to find a new city. Perhaps its just time to scrap New Orleans which was built in a horrible location and move on.

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    Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that “God is mad at America” and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting.

    “Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country,” Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day.

    “Surely he doesn’t approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We’re not taking care of ourselves.”

    Source: Breitbart
    Source URL: http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/01/16/D8F61AV80.html

    Wow…..maybe it was extra warm waters and a trade wind that carried a hurricane into a city that humans decided to build in a flood zone without proper planning or afterthought.
    Maybe most of America knows New Orleans will flood again and are unwilling to put our tax dollars into a “bad investment”.

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