Most of the residents of the Gulf coast and anyone in construction, much less engineers, knows you don't build in a hole next to the water.
Yet it continues there and on the barrier islands all along the coast. And they wonder why the destruction totals increase every year?
posted on 05/21/2006 10:44:59 AM PDT
(Viva la Migra!)
The real answer to saving New Orleans as a viable city is insurance. We must stop Federally backed insurance and let the private market prevail. If you build in a dangerous place your premiums will be very high, thus you will not build. You can build in the flooded areas if you bring in fill (a lot of fill) and elevate the area. The economics of this will determine if it is a viable option.
Also the levees need to be breached below New Orleans to allow the Spring Floods to deposit their silt in the swamps as it did before the levees were built. This is what was a barrier to the storm surges in the past. This swamp and marsh is rapidly turning into open ocean.
posted on 05/21/2006 11:53:21 AM PDT
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