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Posted: 8/30/2005 4:56:39 PM EDT
This paper was featured on slashdot. Its a paper written on what would happen if a class 4 hurricane hit N.O., but this was written in the guise of hurricane Ivan in November of 2004.

Its actually surprisingly accurrate. It estimates 700,000 would evacuate taking 11 hours and that the lake would flood into the city covering it in 20ft of water. In the end, the estimate is it will take 9 weeks to pump out the water enough to begin damage estimates.

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:05:53 PM EDT
Question is.

Will the pumps still be there though?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:07:53 PM EDT
despite an overwhelming amount of information, research, papers, simulations, etc. it seems obvious that NO was not at all prepared for this. how this condition could have gone on for so long and involved so many people baffles me. i took one look at the levy/city map and thought...you have to be kidding me. no way in hell id live there. but its the agencies and people responsible for protecting the cith that should have to answer. 100 year old pumps. a superdome as main shelter with no flood protected power or sewage source. wtf??

new orleans was clearly a special needs city and those entasked with its care have failed horribly.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:11:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:13:36 PM EDT
Well if this IS the case then a large chunk of NO should probably NEVER be rebuilt.

We have been buying out other people in flood prone areas- NO should not be treated differently...
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:18:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
Well if this IS the case then a large chunk of NO should probably NEVER be rebuilt.

We have been buying out other people in flood prone areas- NO should not be treated differently...



This is 100% correct!!!!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:19:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
Well if this IS the case then a large chunk of NO should probably NEVER be rebuilt.

We have been buying out other people in flood prone areas- NO should not be treated differently...



Well said.
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