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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-05 04:51 PM
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17. I don't know but the big difference to me was the particularly vulnerable
state that NOLA was in to begin with and the fact that it was a large population center.

Terrible hurricane's hit places but then the storm surge goes back into the ocean. NOLA had its own very specific problems which is why it became such a catastrophe.

Frankly, my anxiety was much higher with Katrina specifically because it was aimed straight for the soup bowl of NOLA with its levees know to be only capable of withstanding a Cat 2, perhaps a Cat 3. It was a Cat 5 when it was bearing down on it.

I'm normally not a huge hurricane watcher but I was anxiety ridden and glued to the TV the entire weekend before Katrina hit. I knew a disaster was coming that is why when BushCo tried to act surprised it was such crap. I'm in my house in Iowa with a TV and the Internet and I have better Intelligence re what is happening on the ground and in the storm then the friggin federal government.

That is truly pathetic.

Our government not only didn't have Intelligence on 9/11 and in Iraq, it didn't have any in NOLA - before or for days after the storm.
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