Corps: Costs for storm surge barrier work rises

Corps: Costs for storm surge barrier work rises

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:33 pm

I think they should abandon New Orleans. Wouldn't it be cheaper to move each and every building to a higher location?


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090604/ap_on_re_us/us_katrina_corps
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In all, Congress gave the corps $14.3 billion after Hurricane Katrina to build a better flood protection system for the New Orleans region.
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Re: Corps: Costs for storm surge barrier work rises

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:53 pm

Taller stilts!
Houses that float!
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Re: Corps: Costs for storm surge barrier work rises

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:44 am

It is doomed no matter what they do.

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At the very least the areas at or below sea level should have been abandoned.
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Re: Corps: Costs for storm surge barrier work rises

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:37 am

Yeah, I couldn't live there, I would always be thinking about the water. I remember watching a program on Discovery about New Orleans flooding potential by hurricane/storm surge a couple years before Katrina hit. It's just a matter of time before it happens again.
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Re: Corps: Costs for storm surge barrier work rises

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:12 am

Same old story all up & down the ol-miss & a lot of other rivers. If you build in a flood plain you are going to get flooded. Its in the wording itself not hard to understand its all part of nature & people always say that you can`t beat mother-nature but still keep trying. English is a odd laungage with all the same spelt or pronounced words haveing different meanings but I think its pretty clear in the case of N.O. On a different note the thought of many that an illeagle has rights always gets me also.
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Re: Corps: Costs for storm surge barrier work rises

PostBy: BillMarti On: Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:48 pm

I say strap some 55 gallon drums to the trailers oh yeah we still need them for our coal burners. Oh well it was a good idea anyway.

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