Skip to comments.Warning! Warning! The Water Is Coming New Orleans !!
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.
And NO! Whitey ain't gonna blow up your levees!
New Orleans is sinkin’ man, and I don’t wanna swim...
Calling Al Gore!
93 all over again. Remember the flooding of NO then?
Nagin taking wife to eat on taxpayer dime:)
Will it be enough?
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 Commanders Palace.
When those "nutrients" were in Iowa they were called cow poop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iowa and Wisconsin are FULL of whiteys. Now the whiteys are sending all that water down to New Orleans.
Its a racial conspiracy.
They're all probably out there standing on the bridges, throwing sticks of dynamite with really long fuses in the water.
You mean rebuilding a major city on a flood plain and under sea level wasn’t a good idea?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>>>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.
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.
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.
"......but of all the floods N.O. has had in the past 50 or 60 years, it wasnt 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?
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?
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.
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