Thursday, September 15, 2005
Second, if you are worried about why the floodwalls failed in New Orleans as I am, you will be very glad to find Solomon's House and his post collecting resources and theories regarding the failures. As people come back in, this becomes a pressing issue. If we don't know why they failed, we can't possibly assess the safety of the system. It is way too simplistic to simply say that this was too strong a hurricane for the existing system. About half of the water level indicators were knocked out by the storm, so hard data is scarce.
The safety of a lot of people depends upon it.
Plus, we know we wouldn't, and then we'd end up picking up bodies again.
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