Wednesday, August 31, 2005

How to Save New Orleans?

Bring caissons across Lake Ponchartrain, set them into the gap side by side as close as possible, sink them and fill the gaps in between.

I heard an Army Corp of Engineers spokesman on C-SPAN radio this morning. Some interesting things-- moving large things (like heavy sandbags) is difficult because the drawbridges are in the down position cannot be raised because they don't have electricity. This doesn't make sense to me, hook up some generators and raise them.

Also, they stated that it was decided "for a number of reasons" that the levees were designed to withstand a Category 3 hurricane, not a 4 or 5, as this one was. How... silly.


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