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To: dirtboy

Dirt boy and by the way I enjoyed our conversation last night I realize your not the enemy in this. The problem was storm surge. In large part to that inter coastal canal I believe. I think in some ways it was the perfect storm. Also if some idiot had secured a barge we wouldnt have had half the flooding in Nola esp in the lake view area that resulted in the waters you saw on canal and the quarter


22 posted on 02/02/2006 10:35:32 AM PST by bayourant
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To: bayourant
The problem was storm surge. In large part to that inter coastal canal I believe. I think in some ways it was the perfect storm. Also if some idiot had secured a barge we wouldnt have had half the flooding in Nola esp in the lake view area that resulted in the waters you saw on canal and the quarter

The point is, Katrina was Cat 2 on the weak side. Surge was probably Cat 3.

The levees were supposed to hold up to Cat 3. They didn't.

What would happen if the levees were built to supposed Cat 5 strength, a Cat 5 hit, and it turns out the calculations were wrong again?

25 posted on 02/02/2006 10:37:42 AM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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