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Old 08-28-2005, 12:23 PM   #46
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wow, this is so horrible, I don't even want to think about what I'm going to see on the news in the next few days .

My uncle lives in New Orleans, but left to Texas. He works on the offshore oil rigs, so I guess he'll be out of work for a while.
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Is anyone concerned about the safety of all the people in the Superdome or going to high rises like melon said? Big buildings aren't invincible, especially with winds well over 200 mph.
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exactly. forget about the physical damage to everything, but when the storm is finally finished, what will be left to come back to?

there will be no economy. :S
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i believe it was last year that a hurricane was supposed to hit new orleans? anyway, my point is that at the time of the hurricane, a ton of people i knew were in new orleans for a convention. i remember them saying if it did hit the city, then the city would be underwater because of how strong the hurricane was. i just hope history repeats and the hurricane veers off-course enough for it not to hit the city. i don't wish hurricanes on any city though.

It will suck large object either way. Last time, Ivan came onshore at Gulf Shores, Alabama, which is like my second home. They're still nowhere near recovering from Ivan, and it looks like even if this one hits land farther west (New Orleans), they're still under hurricane warnings and will suffer another onslaught of damage. If history DOES repeat itself and the storm comes in east of New Orleans, then Gulf Shores is certainly done for once again.

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Yes, of course there is a concern. The best thing is for everyone to get out of there, but there will be people left who can't leave for whatever reasons. They need to take shelter somewhere. I'm hoping that the larger buildings are built with enough strength to hold up better than the small townhouses/whatever like Rosa spoke of earlier.

Also, I don't think there are very many high rise buildings in New Orleans like there are in NY, Atlanta or any other big city, are there? Last I remember (10+ years ago) there were only a few 20+ story buildings.
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exactly. forget about the physical damage to everything, but when the storm is finally finished, what will be left to come back to?

there will be no economy. :S

especially when it is so dependent on tourism.
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Yes, of course there is a concern. The best thing is for everyone to get out of there, but there will be people left who can't leave for whatever reasons. They need to take shelter somewhere. I'm hoping that the larger buildings are built with enough strength to hold up better than the small townhouses/whatever like Rosa spoke of earlier.

Also, I don't think there are very many high rise buildings in New Orleans like there are in NY, Atlanta or any other big city, are there? Last I remember (10+ years ago) there were only a few 20+ story buildings.
I think you're right. I think the hotels that people are staying in are not tall enough to be considered high rises, but high enough to keep above flood waters.
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Maybe he's a pessimist, but my dad thinks New Orleans will simply be gone after this, if it is actually a direct hit. And that the gov't will conveniently have "forgotten" about homeless people in the city. Oops. Anyway this has a potential to influence a lot of things, from gas prices to insurance.
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Is anyone concerned about the safety of all the people in the Superdome or going to high rises like melon said? Big buildings aren't invincible, especially with winds well over 200 mph.
Well I'd think the Superdome people are actually in the underground portion of the stadium as the field is likely to flood.
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I'm sorry guys, your are in my prayers
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Well I'd think the Superdome people are actually in the underground portion of the stadium as the field is likely to flood.
I wonder if that would be safe? I remember 3 people drowned in underground parking lots when Iris hit while I was living in Houston.
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would they have people go up in the higher seats, do you think?
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would they have people go up in the higher seats, do you think?
Yeah, they said no on will be allowed on the field because it will likely be flooded, so people will be up in the higher seats.
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Gosh, they're saying the French Quarter could be gone once this is over.
And there are hundreds are people who can't leave, and some who won't leave.
This is getting really sad. I hope the hurricane lessens once it reaches shore.
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