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torbird Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 10:02 AM
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5. Now Wait a Damn Minute
It's a Cat 2 storm, smaller than Katrina. And it isn't a direct hit on NOLA, either. And there aren't any people around in the city to be in harm's way.

So how in God's name can this disaster be happening all over again? If the levees breach this time, under less severe circumstances than Katrina, then what the hell is going on with our government, FEMA, and the rest of us (who didn't hold Bush accountable for the first disaster)?
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  - BREAKING NEWS: Water overtopping Industrial Canal barrier in New Orleans, NBC reports Roland99  Sep-01-08 09:48 AM   #0 
  - I think I've seen this movie before  slackmaster   Sep-01-08 09:53 AM   #1 
  - But this time Johnny is going to take care of the people  liberal N proud   Sep-01-08 10:56 AM   #24 
  - And 3 vessels are loose threatening damage to the levees. 2 ships and a barge I think I heard.  lonestarnot   Sep-01-08 09:55 AM   #2 
  - This is a replay of Katrina  lovuian   Sep-01-08 09:58 AM   #3 
  - Yes, New Orleans  Spouting Horn   Sep-01-08 10:15 AM   #12 
  - That isn't the headline at all.  DogPoundPup   Sep-01-08 09:59 AM   #4 
  - You are late - they changed the headline - the poster was right when it was posted.  dmordue   Sep-01-08 10:06 AM   #7 
  - Now Wait a Damn Minute  torbird   Sep-01-08 10:02 AM   #5 
  - You can't build a levee wall...  WriteDown   Sep-01-08 10:39 AM   #19 
     - Indeed.  Tiberius   Sep-01-08 11:15 AM   #27 
  - Wavetops splashing over the bathtub - sorry - no disaster here  Baclava   Sep-01-08 10:05 AM   #6 
  - Hope you are right - however Katrina was a whimp coming in at a weak 3  dmordue   Sep-01-08 10:07 AM   #8 
  - well, that is an understatement, to say the least... did you see the footage?  ixion   Sep-01-08 10:49 AM   #23 
  - There's live coverage of that on WWLtv.com  jobycom   Sep-01-08 10:10 AM   #9 
  - Katrina was also much much weaker than forecast and was not a direct hit  dmordue   Sep-01-08 10:15 AM   #11 
  - Partially yes, partially no.  jobycom   Sep-01-08 10:42 AM   #20 
  - Thanks for the info - I didn't realize the storm surge had been underestimated  dmordue   Sep-01-08 11:15 AM   #28 
     - To give an idea...  jobycom   Sep-01-08 11:30 AM   #30 
  - Excuse me, the "direct hit" was on Bay St. Louis/Waveland, MS, and  txwhitedove   Sep-01-08 01:10 PM   #31 
  - Thanks for that update  Roland99   Sep-01-08 10:16 AM   #13 
  - Overtopping makes for splashy TV coverage  GoesTo11   Sep-01-08 10:12 AM   #10 
  - Reporters are stating water pouring through a levee and not just over the top  dmordue   Sep-01-08 10:17 AM   #14 
  - I haven't seen that on the live coverage. n/t  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 10:26 AM   #15 
  - CNN - not confirmed so take it with a huge grain of salt  dmordue   Sep-01-08 10:28 AM   #16 
  - There's no mention of that on WWL, and they are very thorough.  jobycom   Sep-01-08 10:45 AM   #21 
  - I'm sick of these Palin threads.  rug   Sep-01-08 10:33 AM   #17 
  - BREAKING NEWS: Water overtopping Industrial Canal barrier in New Orleans  HooptieWagon   Sep-01-08 10:38 AM   #18 
     - I appreciate the humor, but I hope this doesn't get silly.  jobycom   Sep-01-08 10:47 AM   #22 
  - Water clears levees as Gustav makes Louisiana landfall  cal04   Sep-01-08 11:05 AM   #25 
  - And now two ships and a barge are loose in the canal....  Baby Snooks   Sep-01-08 11:08 AM   #26 
  - DETAILS from the Times-Picayune  brooklynite   Sep-01-08 11:25 AM   #29 
  - Water coming over levee in New Orleans  Lisa0825   Sep-01-08 02:28 PM   #32 
  - What of the reports that water was coming through the levees? n/t  geomon666   Sep-01-08 02:28 PM   #33 
  - I didn't believe it, but CNN has some pretty clear video footage...  Kristi1696   Sep-01-08 02:28 PM   #35 
  - my prayers to the folks there and  nvme   Sep-01-08 02:28 PM   #34 
  - Battered, but not flooded, St. Bernard Parish survives Gustav  aaronbees   Sep-01-08 09:19 PM   #36 
 

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