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protein
01-09-2008, 15:19:05
i'm watching the levees start to breach on tv. this is not good.

they only just buried the last of katrina's victims. what horrible luck.

protein
01-09-2008, 15:26:02
flooding started at the port.

Funko
01-09-2008, 15:32:12
Hopefully they've got most people out this time. Terrible news for the city.

protein
01-09-2008, 16:13:15
the news reporters are calming down now. what looked like a breach is actually water spilling over the top of the levee. the flooding so far is just a small area.

for half an hour they were just showing the flooding and you can't help but think the worst.

fingers crossed that this is as bad as it gets. i suppose this was pretty well planned for!

Oerdin
01-09-2008, 19:36:36
The government was cheap. They refused to build level 5 levees like the Army Corp said they needed and instead just rebuilt level 3 levees. Or rather cheaply patched up the existing level 3 levees.

Even since about 1980 America has gotten really cheap about vital infrastructure. the new levees were the first to break during Katrina and the stuff built in the 1930's actually lasted through the storm.

protein
02-09-2008, 02:15:14
they don't make 'em like they used to.

MoSe
02-09-2008, 07:33:35
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break,
When The Levee Breaks I'll have no place to stay

Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move

Funko
02-09-2008, 08:35:43
Some BBC reporter yesterday said he'd been talking to one of the Dutch engineers who was working on the Levees and this dutchie said he thought there was 30 more years of engineering work to make the city safe.

Funko
02-09-2008, 08:36:06
I can't comment on the rumours that Mr_G designed them underwater levees.

MDA
02-09-2008, 11:23:39
How high's the water, mama?
"Two feet high and risin'."
How high's the water, papa?
He said, "It's two feet high and risin'."

But we can make it to the road in a homemade boat.
'Cause that's the only thing we got left that'll float.
It's already over all the wheat and oats,
Two feet high and risin'

MoSe
02-09-2008, 11:25:30
Why a Dutch? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_a_Duck%3F)

- All along the river, those are all levees
- Is that a Jewish neighborhood? (http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/56663/detail/)
(3:20)

MoSe
02-09-2008, 11:28:47
Originally posted by MDA
But we can make it to the road in a home made boat.

http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41279

Drekkus
02-09-2008, 15:08:38
They don't make Gustavs like they used to do. In the olden days that city would lay in ruins.

MOBIUS
02-09-2008, 15:31:27
Yeah, after promising so much...












Luckily!

Funko
02-09-2008, 15:35:14
That's a pathetic excuse to bump

MOBIUS
02-09-2008, 16:34:58
Ha! You're a fine one to talk!

Scabrous Birdseed
02-09-2008, 17:36:40
How come the hurricane had a Swedish name anyway?

mr_B
02-09-2008, 20:11:09
How Come, isn't that chinese?

Drekkus
02-09-2008, 20:32:52
Any reason good enough to post this pic of the Schwerer Gustav ammunition.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/86444/dorashell.jpg

Oerdin
03-09-2008, 00:00:25
I'll see your Gustav and raise you an Ike.

MOBIUS
03-09-2008, 00:17:53
I'm just waiting for a Hurricane MOBIUS...

Probably by the end of the week...:D

No longer Trippin
10-09-2008, 20:19:41
Gustav was fun, it was my hurrication. I stayed with my booze, food, and a generator. The storm was nothing in the city... a couple days of wind and a few hours of rain. Not much really happened here. Even my family in Houma down by the Gulf didn't get any flooding. The storm died out the last day before landfall. That is what made it such a beautiful excuse to go on a five day scotch bender.

devilmunchkin
10-09-2008, 22:57:33
i'm waiting to see if Ike washes my family away.