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Posted: 9/14/2005 12:16:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 12:28:28 PM EDT by AR15fan]
So far the death toll for Katrina is only a little above 500.


In comparison:

On Oct 8, 1871 a forest fire near Peshtigo, Wis burned 3.8 million acres, destroyed nine towns killing 1,500 people.

This storm killed 6,000+
www.1900storm.com/


The 1906 San Fran earthquake killed as many as 3,000.


In 1925 a tornado killed more than 690 people in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.


In 1927 the Mississippi river flooded killing over 1,000.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:21:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 12:22:00 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
Nobody ever talks about the great storm of 1257 that killed 8,634 Injuns.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:22:52 PM EDT
In terms of life lost and overall cost : l.b.j.'s 'war on poverty' is the most expensive disaster in American history. Oh sorry you said NATURAL disaster.........never mind.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:23:17 PM EDT
Has there been any recent speculation as to what the projected death toll will be from this storm?
I havent heard any recent estimates.
Originally I think they were talking about close to 10,000 people....what happened to that?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:32:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macro:
Has there been any recent speculation as to what the projected death toll will be from this storm?
I havent heard any recent estimates.
Originally I think they were talking about close to 10,000 people....what happened to that?



They stopped counting looters as "people".
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:33:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally I think they were talking about close to 10,000 people....what happened to that?



According to Gov. Blanco, FEMA is letting them rot in place.
www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/13/D8CJHQPG0.html
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:34:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HBruns:

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally I think they were talking about close to 10,000 people....what happened to that?



According to Gov. Blanco, FEMA is letting them rot in place.
www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/13/D8CJHQPG0.html



Damn callous bastards at FEMA. I mean really, how long can it take to thoroughly search a city the size of New Orlean? 20-30 minutes?



Sheep
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:39:26 PM EDT
Yeah, I remember reading about the Peshtigo fire many times in school.

But be honest... how many Democrats were impacted by that? What about Minorities? Guess we know where your political values lie
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:45:19 PM EDT
I think a Hurricane hit Galveston Tx and killed close to 10,000 in the late 1800's or early 1900's.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:53:04 PM EDT
Katrina death toll now 659.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:54:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Katrina death toll now 659.



What's important to remember is all the blacks and poor who are disproportionally represented in that 659
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 2:45:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Katrina death toll now 659.



What's important to remember is all the blacks and poor who are disproportionally represented in that 659



I wonder what the number would be if you subtracted all the terminal patients from the hospitals and nursing homes who were going to die during that time frame anyway? Same for the criminal on criminal crime? what the normal number of deaths in that region during the same time span?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 2:49:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Katrina death toll now 659.



What's important to remember is all the blacks and poor who are disproportionally represented in that 659



I wonder what the number would be if you subtracted all the terminal patients from the hospitals and nursing homes who were going to die during that time frame anyway? Same for the criminal on criminal crime? what the normal number of deaths in that region during the same time span?



We may never know that but I suspect if you were to subtract those numbers the actually toll would be 300 or less.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 2:57:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 3:00:04 PM EDT
Katrina will be the costliest disaster to date.

One of the odd things about flood damage is that almost no further research is spawned from major flood events, unlike earthquakes, wind events, even crashing commercial jets into skyscrapers. I am sure that there will be significant engineering research in the area of levee construction, but the damage to New Orleans is not due to levee failure - the levees simply aren't high enough to contain the storm surge of a Cat-5 hurricane event.

There will be some secondary research regarding the safeguarding an re-initiation of water treatment facilities following flood events, but this work is already going on, and has been since at least the '93 floods in the Missouri and Mississippi valleys.

Oh, and further to my first statement, the next major disaster will be most costly to date whenever it happens. The price of devastation is an inflation-gobbling whore.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 3:03:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
This storm killed 6,000+
www.1900storm.com/



Yep.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:59:16 PM EDT
Dollar wise Katrina.

But there was a Mississippi flood in the 1920's that killed a lot more. IIRC they blew up a leavee to save New Orleans
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:17:45 PM EDT
"The Great Society".....brought to you by LBJ, based on a social experiment by FDR.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:44:55 PM EDT
The Birth Of Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Diane Fienstien... take your pick
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:56:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
I thought this was a Jimmy Carter thread.



OUCH!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:56:59 PM EDT
If the Democratic Party wins the White House in 2008.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:05:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By randy223:
I think a Hurricane hit Galveston Tx and killed close to 10,000 in the late 1800's or early 1900's.




No one knows for sure, but the death toll estimates run from 6,000 to 12,000. The bodies were so numerous that thousands were buried at sea, but the Gulf currents washed them back up on the beaches after a few days. Thus, Galveston became known as "the island of lost souls."
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