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tibbir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 10:03 PM
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12. I lived in New Orleans years ago.
and we always knew that if a large storm scored a direct hit on the city everything would be under water.
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  -N.O. Elevation graphic. hootinholler  Aug-28-05 09:31 PM   #0 
  - We are talking tens of millions of gallons here.  OrlandoGator   Aug-28-05 09:33 PM   #1 
  - Sure, but they can currently handle 1"/hour rains with ground-based pumps.  hootinholler   Aug-28-05 09:36 PM   #3 
  - the city has huge turbine pumps  AZDemDist6   Aug-28-05 09:36 PM   #2 
  - Some are diesel powered too, but those dont work underwater either  Endangered Specie   Aug-28-05 10:32 PM   #15 
  - I'm afraid this is just going to be too overwhelming  lpbk2713   Aug-28-05 09:37 PM   #4 
  - Yes, it would still flood, but...  hootinholler   Aug-28-05 09:44 PM   #8 
     - It would be an exercise in futility  lpbk2713   Aug-28-05 09:48 PM   #10 
        - You have to let it flood to preserve the levees n/t  hootinholler   Aug-28-05 10:29 PM   #13 
  - They already have big pumps...  JHB   Aug-28-05 09:37 PM   #5 
  - Thanks for posting this.  Bleachers7   Aug-28-05 09:38 PM   #6 
  - Even the Gentilly Ridge is in trouble. I lived there.  Silverhair   Aug-28-05 09:42 PM   #7 
  - We've lost a couple of delta islands in California due to  BrotherBuzz   Aug-28-05 09:46 PM   #9 
  - maybe they need canals  pansypoo53219   Aug-28-05 09:51 PM   #11 
  - That could work...  hootinholler   Aug-28-05 10:31 PM   #14 
  - I lived in New Orleans years ago.  tibbir   Aug-28-05 10:03 PM   #12 

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