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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:50 AM

6. Katrina Was A Manmade Disaster...

The worst storm damage from Katrina happened in Mississippi...New Orleans was the results of years of neglect in the canal system that led to a failure. We're 24 hours out from Sandy and while the devestation is bad it's nothing like what was just developing at this point in NOLA. The flood waters that swept into lower Manhattan the other night started to flow back out within hours...in the soup bowl known as New Orleans the water stayed for the better part of a month until it was pumped out. From what I was seeing, the worst flood waters may have been 4 or 5 feet high in New Jersey...it was 20 plus in NOLA and covered a vast portion of the city. The flooding from Sandy was limited to the coastal areas and barrier islands. I was also noticing that there were a lot of beach homes on the Jersey shore that were up on stilts...prepared for a storm surge...no such luck to those living in the lower 9th.

Yes the damage from Sandy was bad and it will take weeks and months to clean up, but this is far from any Katrina and especially of the tragedy that happened to NOLA. Also a big difference between the booooosh era FEMA and what it is today. Right now there's money and assistance flowing into the affected areas...at this point in Katrina there were ice trucks driving all over the country since they couldn't get into the area...temporary mobile homes were mildewing in Arkansas. Thank goodness the rushpublicans aren't in power...

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