New Orleans Cannot Withstand a Direct Hit

It was less than 3 months ago that I wrote a mostly humorous blog about an article I had read about Louisiana. In it, I couldn’t help but mention that I would not want to live on the coast of Louisiana, because it was a disaster waiting to happen. As I write this, they are as close as they have ever been to seeing their worst fears realized. They basically need a miracle at this point. A miracle that it misses or a bigger miracle that the results will be less than devastating. Because of hurricane threats, New Orleans is the worst location possible for a big city. Below sea level and surrounded by water. Hopefully people will not attempt to ride this one out and will heed the warnings. The property damage will be astronomical if this thing is anything near a direct hit. Flooding is the big threat because of their vulnerability. But when talking a category 5 hurricane, catastrophic damage is possible no matter where it hits. Natural disasters can happen anywhere, but I can’t help but wonder why so many people would choose to live in a place that, for all intents and purposes has a hurricane bullseye on it.

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