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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/1/2005 8:08:44 AM EDT
If the city is flooded and most people are getting around by small boats, why not use the small boats to transfer people to barges and run the barges to a safe harbor? Wouldn't it be more effcient than 50 people at a time in a bus?

SRM
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:11:33 AM EDT
Someone (Cheif LEO?)was saying the water's not really that deep, they were trying to run around in smal boats and kept hitting stuff.

So the baregs would have to stay in established waterways.

But it might work, although you'd have to ga a ways on the open ocean to get to a non Katrina'd port.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:12:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 8:12:43 AM EDT by go3]
You'd likely run aground after 25 feet when you hit a house, car, whatever.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:13:21 AM EDT
Where's the nearest non-affected harbor? The ships the Navy sent in should be able to do a decent job, but they only have beds for a few thousand and you gotta worry about people taking all the little bits that arent bolted down as momentos.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:20:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CITADELGRAD87:
Someone (Cheif LEO?)was saying the water's not really that deep, they were trying to run around in smal boats and kept hitting stuff.

So the baregs would have to stay in established waterways.

But it might work, although you'd have to ga a ways on the open ocean to get to a non Katrina'd port.



I guess that is my point.....use established waterways as highways for the barge/bus. Use small boats to ferry small groups to the barge. How far down the coast to a safe port where trains can handle the traffic? How long to get to a major port in TX? If the weather is calm, the biggest threat would be heat problems and fresh water. but if a barge can move 1000 or more people in 12 hrs, it should be safer for everyone involved.

SRM
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