At Last My EEE-ville Plan Comes to Fruition!

You thought I just wanted the black man gone? WRONG-OLA, NOLA!
The whole thing is in the toilet next time.

Stronger levees could hurt French Quarter
The government’s repairs to New Orleans’ hurricane-damaged levees may put the French Quarter in greater danger than it was before Hurricane Katrina, a weakness planners said couldn’t be helped, at least for now.
Experts say the stronger levees and flood walls could funnel storm water into the cul-de-sac of the Industrial Canal, only 2 miles from Bourbon Street, and overwhelm the waterway’s 12-foot-high concrete flood walls that shield some of the city’s most cherished neighborhoods.
…“A system is much like a chain. We have strengthened some of the lengths, and those areas are now better protected,” said Robert Bea, a lead investigator of an independent National Science Foundation team that examined Katrina’s levee failures.
When the chain is challenged by high water again, it will break at those weak links, and they are now next to some of the oldest neighborhoods, including the French Quarter, Marigny, and all of those areas west of the cul-de-sac.

7 Responses to “At Last My EEE-ville Plan Comes to Fruition!”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Well done, Sis!
    Next up on the target list…..building the Denver seaport!

  2. All in good time, my son. See the next blog entry.

  3. memomachine says:

    Frankly I’m sick and tired of New Orleans. So far New Orleans, and it’s current and former inhabitants, have sucked up billions of tax dollars and still with no end in sight.
    Drive all the people out
    Declare it a federal wetlands area
    Rip up all the concrete
    Slap anybody who still wants to live there very very hard

  4. You know, memo, we got the impression that a whole lotta Louisiana feels the same way. We were watching one of our favorite Sunday fishing shows (Fly Fishing the World) yesterday. As his guests, John had Bert Jones and the fellow who took that incredible Katrina footage from his shrimpboat as the storm came in ~ you know, the one where the fellows crawl across the debris to get to his boat after theirs capsized during the night and the poor dog spends the night on top of the frontloader’s cage? Anyway, Bert Jones was like “New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans! That’s all we hear. Someone needs to come down here and take a look. They got flooded, we got blown away…” And the shrimper takes them on a levee tour and shows them where the repairs stopped halfway down, even though they were promised the whole thing would be fixed. “They up and left it. Said it wasn’t worth it since no one lived here any more.”

  5. It’s being rebroadcast July 4 at 11:00 a.m. the footage from the shrimp boat alone is worth the look.

  6. Dave J says:

    Memomachine, with all due respect from this Tulane Law alum, bite me. New Orleans legitimately SHOULD be a smaller city, with the areas built up last and furthest below sea level permanently evacuated. But to lose the whole place would be a tragedy, not just or even primarily for its inhabitants, but for the rest of the world. You don’t throw a jewel like that back into Lake Ponchatrain.

  7. Dave, I have to admit, we’re charged up! about going back this month. It’s been too long. Of course, we’re staying in the FQ ~ our old haunts are gone/too dangerous still, but hey. We’re going!

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