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Re: Katrina cont > today

You are correct, of course, but it seems as if people expect 100%  
guarantees these days that nothing bad will ever happen. Levees are  
strengthened to resist a Cat. 4 hurricane, and a Cat.5 occurs, or  
something else happens in conjunction with the Cat. 4 that causes a  
levee break. (During the 1993 flooding here in Quincy, the levee on  
the Missouri side was holding until some idiot who wanted to get back  
at his girlfriend broke it.) Another solution would be an enforced,  
absolute evacuation (with buses for all, to pre designated and  
supplied centers) in the face of such storms. How many people would  
obey? Would the authorities have to enforce it at gunpoint? And what  
would be public response should said storm suddenly lose power,  
change course, etc after such an evacuation? Sigh...

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Sep 2, 2005, at 10:53 AM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing  
Center wrote:

> Cathy, no one is disparaging the troops that are helping and we all  
> knew it
> might come someday.  The anger is directed at the deliberate  
> refusal to
> provide preventative assistance that might have made this less  
> serious and
> the poor planning with full knowledge of what they'd be facing.
>>> People choose where they will live, work, and
> Yes, they do, to a certain extent.  But if you and generations  
> before you
> were "born on the bayou"or in a tenament in NOLA, attained a 6th grade
> education, and lived a life of barely getting by, you'd have  
> trouble seeing
> the big picture and difficulty getting out even if you did.  People  
> gather
> where the work is and that was at the mouth of the Mississippi.
> Kitty

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