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Saturday, April 13, 2019

The $14 billion network of levees and floodwalls that was built to protect greater New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was a seemingly invincible bulwark against flooding. But now, 11 months after the Army Corps of Engineers completed one of the largest public works projects in world history, the agency says the system will stop providing adequate protection in as little as four years because of rising sea levels and shrinking levees.

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God dam that global warming....

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-12 10:53 AM | Reply

Waste of money. People need to move out of vulnerable areas. New Orleans is doomed. But the residents will wait until the water is up to their knees again and then blame the federal government and demand the taxpayers bail them out again.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-12 11:12 AM | Reply

Waste of money. - Nulli

For the reasons you state, and also government "construction" is way out of line with reality. The Corps juxtaposes their work against GlobalWarming, much like the MiC did during the cold war.....

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#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-12 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

God dam that global warming....

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris

I know you're being facetious, but it's true.

Nulli is quite correct. We need to stop trying to hold on to developments in flood prone areas.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-12 01:08 PM | Reply

Move the damn city and let the river have NO where it is now.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-12 06:27 PM | Reply

"Move the damn city"

LOL

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-13 12:20 PM | Reply

You are real funny tor. How much money has been dumped into that city in the last 100 years?

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-13 05:26 PM | Reply

Waste of money. People need to move out of vulnerable areas. New Orleans is doomed. But the residents will wait until the water is up to their knees again and then blame the federal government and demand the taxpayers bail them out again

Agreed. They should have spent that money buying up as many flood prone properties as possible!

#8 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-04-14 05:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Buying up flood prone areas is different than moving the whole city.

This plan actually has potential.

Let it be Farm Land or something.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-14 04:50 PM | Reply

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