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  • yes - rebuild it, but make this the last time

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Thread: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    After Katrina, I thought we should have had like a big public works project.
    Dig several million ponds across the mid-west, and raise the low laying areas about 20 feet.
    Settle the ground, and build the new houses on the raised ground.
    The french quarter is much higher already.
    If a person owned a lot, they still have the same lot, just higher.
    It does look like they have fixed the problem, shell beach storm surge got to 14', and the tide gates held.
    14' may have topped the old flood walls, those flood walls are now behind a flood gate that got closed
    as the storm approached.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    After Katrina, I thought we should have had like a big public works project.
    Dig several million ponds across the mid-west, and raise the low laying areas about 20 feet.
    Settle the ground, and build the new houses on the raised ground.
    The french quarter is much higher already.
    If a person owned a lot, they still have the same lot, just higher.
    It does look like they have fixed the problem, shell beach storm surge got to 14', and the tide gates held.
    14' may have topped the old flood walls, those flood walls are now behind a flood gate that got closed
    as the storm approached.
    That's good to hear.I opened my first restaurant in New Orleans 20 years ago.I met my late wife there.My children were born there.I have lots of fond memories of that city.Me and my family revisit there for Mardi Gras,French Quarter Fest,and JazzFest.

    Sorry all the sociopaths on this forum who delight in human misery and suffering are going to be disappointed that the city wasn't destroyed.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Sorry all the sociopaths on this forum who delight in human misery and suffering are going to be disappointed that the city wasn't destroyed.
    Nobody delights in human misery, but some of us object to continually having to subsidize the poor judgment of others.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Nobody delights in human misery, but some of us object to continually having to subsidize the poor judgment of others.
    No "we" don't, and even if I did, the "poor judgment" was more the Army Corps of Engineers than anyone else's.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Just let nature take it back. Is it really worth the time and money to rebuild a city that'll eventually be destroyed again anyways?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    New Orleans is only one of many areas of the US prone to natural disasters. Why do we allow federal aid for California when it's hit by an earthquake or wildfire? Tornados in the Mid-West; hurricanes in the Southeast, etc.

    If we use the standard of "it has happened before and is likely to happen again" as the measure for which portions of the US to condemn (aside from the ginormous cost to taxpayers), which areas of the US will be left -- and how will we all cram into them?
    Because in California, we have earthquake-resistant building codes and if we have to rebuild a building, it will likely stand up to the next earthquake. With New Orleans, they put the city right back below sea level, the same problem it had before! You simply do not put a city prone to flooding below sea level! It's idiotic. If they had moved it elsewhere, where failed levies aren't going to result in widespread destruction, fine. That is, however, not what they did.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    considering that much of the US is vulnerable to earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and even volcanoes, i wouldn't cut off federal aid to NO. however, i think there should be some pretty serious public works projects. if it were possible to raise parts of the city at least to the level of the French Quarter, that would be a good idea. however, that would most likely be an unfathomably expensive undertaking.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Nobody delights in human misery,
    Speak for yourself.From the some of the comments posted on this and other forums,you could of fooled me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    but some of us object to continually having to subsidize the poor judgment of others.
    You mean Iberville?The guy who founded New Orleans?So are you saying the people of New Orleans should suffer for it?How about the people of Plaquemines Parish and the Mississipi Gulf Coast?Should they be made to suffer because of the actions of their areas founders.So you live in some Utopia that has never had anything bad happen there?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Speak for yourself.From the some of the comments posted on this and other forums,you could of fooled me.



    You mean Iberville?The guy who founded New Orleans?So are you saying the people of New Orleans should suffer for it?How about the people of Plaquemines Parish and the Mississipi Gulf Coast?Should they be made to suffer because of the actions of their areas founders.So you live in some Utopia that has never had anything bad happen there?
    Oh silly, ethics don't exist on the internet.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Because in California, we have earthquake-resistant building codes and if we have to rebuild a building, it will likely stand up to the next earthquake. With New Orleans, they put the city right back below sea level, the same problem it had before! You simply do not put a city prone to flooding below sea level! It's idiotic. If they had moved it elsewhere, where failed levies aren't going to result in widespread destruction, fine. That is, however, not what they did.
    Umm,exactly how does one,from an engineering perspective,move an entire city to higher ground.And more importantly,are you willing to help pay for the billions,and possibly trillions of dollors that it would cost to do so?

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