Re: Hurricane Gustav
If you want to understand New Orleans' dilemma, go to google earth and look it up. Zoom out and look at the lake north of the city. That's Lake Pontchartrain.
The nightmare scenario discussed for years in the disaster relief community would be if a big hurricane came into New Orleans and made it to that lake.
Many think the entire levee system would collapse and the lake would pour into New Orleans and the surrounding communities.
If that happened, it would be underwater for months. And by underwater, I mean up to two stories in many places.
That scenario would be the end of New Orleans as we know it.
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