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Posted: 9/14/2004 3:11:30 PM EST
From Could be BS but damn !!!:


Direct hit by Ivan could sink New Orleans

By BRETT MARTEL
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

NEW ORLEANS -- The worst-case scenario for New Orleans - a direct strike by a full-strength Hurricane Ivan - could submerge much of this historic city treetop-deep in a stew of sewage, industrial chemicals and fire ants, and the inundation could last for weeks, experts say.

If the storm were strong enough, Ivan could drive water over the tops of the levees that protect the city from the Mississippi River and vast Lake Pontchartrain. And with the city sitting in a saucer-shaped depression that dips as much as 9 feet below sea level, there would be nowhere for all that water to drain.


Good luck down there and stay safe - macro
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 3:15:57 PM EST
Maybe this will get the Saints to play better football, I mean if they get hit they have to play somewhere else right?

CRC
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 3:18:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
Maybe this will get the Saints to play better football, I mean if they get hit they have to play somewhere else right?

CRC



Well, the ball will float...maybe they could make it a modified water polo?

Seriously...I hope the best for anyone down there...easy to make jokes from here in PA....but if that storm hits full force, a lot of people are going to be in bad situation....I had an option to live near the shore once and this is exactly the kinda stuff that kept me from moving there.


Link Posted: 9/14/2004 3:19:48 PM EST
Joking aside, I hope LA doesn't get it.

NO is below sea level.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 3:21:58 PM EST
It sounds like there could be some new ocean front property there soon.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:11:53 PM EST
I live about 35 miles from NO. I am planning on staying unless I think a direct hit will come.Tomorrow morning should tell.
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