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View Poll Results: should there be a New Orleans #2?
rebuild again 17 25.37%
move entire city higher up 28 41.79%
don't rebuild/move anything 17 25.37%
just rebuild French Quarter 5 7.46%
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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-02-2005, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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POLL:SHOULD NEW ORLEANS BE REBUILT?


Experts warned of a disaster, no measures were taken!
It will take many billions to rebuild.
Is another New Orleans #2 a better option?* Perhaps, the entire city can be moved further up to prevent another catastrophe!
Should better flood controls be taken and rebuild at same spot, but still risk the city to a future storm?
What do you think?


* edit by holeydonut ..... rebuild => rebuilt" *
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ye! let's move florida out of florida while we are at it!

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Re: POLL:SHOULD NEW ORLEANS BE REBUILD?

You figure this isn't something that happens every year. Just rebuild it stronger. Look at Venice, Italy eventually if nothing is done the waters will flood it out.


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er, venice isnt BELOW the sea level, it is AT the sea level. New Orleans' location is a lot harder to safeguard against giant rapid water dumps.

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Re: POLL:SHOULD NEW ORLEANS BE REBUILD?

Personally I think the money can be better spent elsewhere and that coming from someone who loves New Orleans.

Let's face it, the location ain't great. Tourism is about the only "industry". Poverty was rampant.

As terrible as it may sound, clean it out, MAYBE rebuild a small section of historical significance such as the Quarter to help with SOME tourism, and move on.


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there is SOME industry there, a lot of refineries, and one of the largest US ports.* It's going to be up to the business owners whether to rebiuld (with some federal aid, perhaps) (edit-fix dam spellin)

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Re: POLL:SHOULD NEW ORLEANS BE REBUILD?

From what I remember, New Orleans itself has little industry left.

Now the outlying (the burbs) areas do have refineries, ports etc. The poll was on New Orleans, hence my answer. I thought we were talking about the New Orleans area itself, inside the levies.


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Re: POLL:SHOULD NEW ORLEANS BE REBUILD?

[quote author=HairlessBeachApe link=topic=28528.msg392789#msg392789 date=1125674561]
From what I remember, New Orleans itself has little industry left.

Now the outlying (the burbs) areas do have refineries, ports etc. The poll was on New Orleans, hence my answer. I thought we were talking about the New Orleans area itself, inside the levies.
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I believe your are right, and that is the area with most flooding!
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[quote author=root link=topic=28528.msg392759#msg392759 date=1125673584]
er, venice isnt BELOW the sea level, it is AT the sea level. New Orleans' location is a lot harder to safeguard against giant rapid water dumps.
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Ahhh my friend the sea waters are still rising. I've been there many times and you can see it with you own eyes. But back on topic.


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Heres a post I made in another topic here

Here is harsh reality. If you plan to live below sea level you need to weigh out the risks of doing so. New Orleans Levee was outdated 25 years ago. Maybe the MAyor shouldve petitioned the state for more some money to work on a new levee, years ago. I dont know if it should have been a federal project or not. Maybe the Fed could have kicked in a few hundred MILL (not bill) that wouldve been good enough to kick start the project and let LA needs to pick up the rest of the funding. It is a major US port, but living on top of a bog(some parts), below sea level is setting yourself up for failure.
A levee that wouldve prevented this along with flood control measures is way beyond the point of cost prohibitive and probably a lot more than the 400 billion.
For example with the federal funding of a coastal project, look at Va Beach. they had that whole coastal resanding project to rebuild the beaches to protect the millionaires homes. Taxpayer money was being spent to shore up some millionaire's beach house after a hurricane just to have it be washed out again the next summer. If you choose to live in that location then plan for the worst and live with your decision. How long is the government supposed to keep fixing problems like this? Move your house.
http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories...amp;ran=137869
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...-erosion_x.htm
Is New Orleans even worth a rebuild? That is a tough question. I tell you what though, they need to do major urban planning prior to any rebuild. I'd prefer my tax dollars not to be wasted on rebuilding housing projects and trying to fix a levee system that had paased it's time 25 yrs ago. It sucks if you had no insurance and your house is gone but life is full of decisions and you need to live with the ones you made. If I choose only to purchase the bare minimum car insurance allowing me to keep the vehicle on the road, I am taking a risk. If the car gets totalled I am fucked, but I cant and wouldnt go to the state asking for relief because my means of transportation is destroyed nor are they obligated to give me any. There was insurance, I opted to keep the money in my pocket.



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