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Warning! Warning! The Water Is Coming New Orleans !!
National Weather Service ^ | Today | Self

Posted on 06/16/2008 2:34:33 PM PDT by TexasCajun

Hey "School-Bus" Nagin,

Has anyone told you the water is coming!

No, it's not a hurricane.

It's weird, all that flood water from your neighbors to the north just happens to run south, right down the middle of your city!

You're been warned! ...for what good that will do.



TOPICS: Education; History; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: flood; levee; mississippiriver
Yo Ray! Get them Buses Ready to Roll this time!

And NO! Whitey ain't gonna blow up your levees!


1 posted on 06/16/2008 2:34:33 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

New Orleans is sinkin’ man, and I don’t wanna swim...


2 posted on 06/16/2008 2:35:22 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: TexasCajun
How racist of you. . . . . .
3 posted on 06/16/2008 2:36:50 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: TexasCajun
"Bush don't care about gravity."

4 posted on 06/16/2008 2:37:44 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: TexasCajun
School buses ?
Where's them damn Greyhounds ?
5 posted on 06/16/2008 2:39:19 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (Delphi for me.)
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To: dfwgator
They will open up the Bonne Carre spillway and the water will fill Lake Pontchartrain with nutrients and divert the water past New Orleans into the Gulf of Mexico. It is a beautiful thing.
7 posted on 06/16/2008 2:40:26 PM PDT by coon2000
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To: dfwgator
They will open up the Bonne Carre spillway and the water will fill Lake Pontchartrain with nutrients and divert the water past New Orleans into the Gulf of Mexico. It is a beautiful thing.
8 posted on 06/16/2008 2:40:35 PM PDT by coon2000
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To: TexasCajun

Calling Al Gore!

9 posted on 06/16/2008 2:42:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: TexasCajun

93 all over again. Remember the flooding of NO then?

Me neither.


10 posted on 06/16/2008 2:42:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: dfwgator
They will open up the Bonne Carre spillway and the water will fill Lake Pontchartrain with nutrients and divert the water past New Orleans into the Gulf of Mexico. It is a beautiful thing.
11 posted on 06/16/2008 2:42:56 PM PDT by coon2000
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To: TexasCajun
http://www.wdsu.com/news/16593054/detail.html

Nagin taking wife to eat on taxpayer dime:)

12 posted on 06/16/2008 2:44:59 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: coon2000
Now I know:

The Bonnet Carre' Spillway

Will it be enough?

13 posted on 06/16/2008 2:45:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TornadoAlley3
The voters should be happy!

In a four-month period, the mayor racked up more than $6,000 in charges for 70 meals, including lunch with his wife on their wedding anniversary. The charges also included expensive meals at places like Red Fish Grill and Commander’s Palace.

14 posted on 06/16/2008 2:48:54 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

School Boats?


15 posted on 06/16/2008 2:51:24 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: coon2000
the water will fill Lake Pontchartrain with nutrients

When those "nutrients" were in Iowa they were called cow poop.

16 posted on 06/16/2008 2:52:34 PM PDT by toast
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To: TexasCajun
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17 posted on 06/16/2008 2:52:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: TexasCajun

I advocate turning New Orleans into a giant garbage tip.

Because of it’s location at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi, it is ideally located to accept garbage from the entire Mississippi basin and Gulf Coast.

Fill in the entire Crescent City area with enough garbage, mine tailings, slag, and fly ash to build it up to 30 feet above sea level.

Cover it with 10 feet of dirt, incorporating underground utility grids, a few feet of topsoil, and rebuild on top of that.

Tel New Orleans would become the South’s new ‘Shining City on a Hill’.

Fund the entire project with fair market rate disposal fees.


18 posted on 06/16/2008 2:52:46 PM PDT by null and void (Bureaucracies are stupid. They grow larger by the square of their age and stupider by its cube.)
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To: TexasCajun

The central government would order more trailers to be built so that the survivors could live better than they’re used to living, but the manufacturer is out of formaldehyde.


19 posted on 06/16/2008 2:55:24 PM PDT by CWWren (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress....but I repeat myself.)
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To: coon2000
They will open up the Bonne Carre spillway and the water will fill Lake Pontchartrain with nutrients and divert the water past New Orleans into the Gulf of Mexico. It is a beautiful thing.

Yep, they've already got it open part-way. If need be, they'll open it further to miimize the pressure on the levees.

I generally don't pay any attention to this stuff unless I hear the word "Morganza" on the news. When they start talking about opening the gates up there, that's when river levels are expected to be *really* high.

20 posted on 06/16/2008 2:56:27 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: TexasCajun

Not to worry. Remember the 1983 Mississippi River Valley floods? Note that there was never any flooding south of Cairo, IL, the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers? The Army Corp of Engineers learned their lesson from the lower Mississippi River floods in 1927 and created a very complicated series of flood control channels to keep the Mississippi River from rising ridiculously high through New Orleans.


21 posted on 06/16/2008 3:29:26 PM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: TexasCajun
And NO! Whitey ain't gonna blow up your levees!

Iowa and Wisconsin are FULL of whiteys. Now the whiteys are sending all that water down to New Orleans.

Its a racial conspiracy.

22 posted on 06/16/2008 3:30:35 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man
Iowa and Wisconsin are FULL of whiteys. Now the whiteys are sending all that water down to New Orleans.

They're all probably out there standing on the bridges, throwing sticks of dynamite with really long fuses in the water.

23 posted on 06/16/2008 3:32:46 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Wow! Look at all those Getty-affiliated new outlets. Am I imagining it, or does that look like a news monopoly?
24 posted on 06/16/2008 3:35:19 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Huah 4th BDE 25th INF)
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To: TexasCajun

You mean rebuilding a major city on a flood plain and under sea level wasn’t a good idea?


25 posted on 06/16/2008 3:48:04 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Charles Martel
Looks like it will be high. I used to hunt and fish a lot at the Bonnet Carre. Shot a lot of clay pigeons there as well. Did a bunch of 4 wheeling as well! It was the poor mans Disney world! I loved that place.
26 posted on 06/16/2008 4:13:40 PM PDT by coon2000
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To: tacticalogic
cheney is at the controls of the weather machine, when the flood waters start approaching NO, he'll create another hurricane. But this one won't vere off. It'll hit NO head on. Killing 10's of millions (Jesse Jacksons million(s) man math) of helpless blacks.

All the oil refineries and rigs will be destroyed in the Gulf. Sending gas prices to $5 $6 $7 $10 a gallon. With Bush and Cheney getting half of Exxon/Mobil's profits.

Then Cheney will call Haliburton to rebuild all the rigs and refineries. Haliburton will price gouge, and give Cheney all the gouge profits.

Then in January, as the next POTUS is sworn in, Cheny will resume his role as chaiman of Haliburton (which he never truly left) BWAHAHAHA.

27 posted on 06/16/2008 4:50:58 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: tacticalogic

Oh yeah I forgot. Since the military is all tied up in Iraq, instead of here in the U.S. where they belong, Cheney will call Blackwater (the security/military affiliate of Haliburton) to institute martial law in NO.


28 posted on 06/16/2008 4:54:06 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: tacticalogic
Oh yeah I forgot.

Sarcasm off>

29 posted on 06/16/2008 4:54:58 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: evets
Or centripetal potential.
30 posted on 06/16/2008 5:03:34 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Hillary to Obama: Arkancide happens.)
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To: TexasCajun

I doubt this will have much impact if any on NO. The Atchafalaya Basin may see a major rise but I don’t think it will be much different than ‘93 along the lower MS and it’s tributaries.


31 posted on 06/16/2008 5:04:51 PM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: deport

My understanding is that the Mississippi River in New Orleans is deeper than the Miss. River upstream near Missouri and Tennessee, so the flooding up there will not affect us. I’m knocking on wood as I say this, but of all the floods N.O. has had in the past 50 or 60 years, it wasn’t the Miss. River that did the flooding.


32 posted on 06/16/2008 6:12:37 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: murron

My understanding is that the Mississippi River in New Orleans is deeper than the Miss. River upstream near Missouri and Tennessee,


Don’t know the separation point [Cairo, IL I think] but the lower end is much deeper and wider and basically will swallow up the upstream side with no ill effects.


33 posted on 06/16/2008 6:26:40 PM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: TexasCajun

They already opened the Bonnet Carre spillway this year for the first time since 1997. It’s been closed for a few weeks now as our river levels have dropped. Will they open it again? I don’t know if it’s ever been opened twice in one year.


34 posted on 06/16/2008 6:35:29 PM PDT by Round 9
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To: toast

>>>When those “nutrients” were in Iowa they were called cow poop.

Actually, Iowa major four-legged livestock ends up on your table as bacon, and other assorted meat products for other meals.


35 posted on 06/16/2008 6:39:26 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Wanted: A Presidential Candidate I can vote FOR...)
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To: cripplecreek

They had some flooding near my parents house that year. At the same time they were having a really slow year for rain. The trees were getting a little brown except in the flooded areas.


36 posted on 06/16/2008 6:44:49 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: mountn man

I say this time around, we find the guy they wanted to arrest for “stealing” one of their school busses and driving it an a load of people out of there. Give him a job at FEMA, and put him in charge of NO.


37 posted on 06/16/2008 7:12:40 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: murron

"......but of all the floods N.O. has had in the past 50 or 60 years, it wasn’t the Miss. River that did the flooding."

I'm curious,as a New Orleans resident who, with the exception of a ten year Florida period, has lived my entire life here, just how many floods has New Orleans had in the past 50 or 60 years?

38 posted on 06/17/2008 2:52:46 AM PDT by Mila
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To: FJB2
Thanks for the info.

You will have to keep us posted with your onsite reporting.

Rarely is the flooding upstream due to topping of levees, but more like NO where there were breaches and levee failures.

What do you think, a week for any noticable sign?

39 posted on 06/17/2008 6:44:04 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Mila

Maybe 5 that I can think of offhand, and those happened in the past 30 years actually. I can’t remember any prior to 1978. But none were of the caliber of the one from Hurricane Katrina, and the ones we did have were from heavy rains that couldn’t be pumped out fast enough when the rains were falling faster than the pumps could work. and even then, the waters receded within 24 hours. The 2 worst were May 3, 1978 and May 10, 1995.


40 posted on 06/17/2008 9:33:57 AM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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