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View Poll Results: Rebuild New Orleans?
Rebuild it!!! 9 37.50%
Move the city to higher ground!!! 14 58.33%
Not sure what to do. 1 4.17%
Huh? Gabrielle from Desperate Housewives is all I care about! 0 0%
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:49 PM   #1
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Rebuild New Orleans?

Should we rebuild New Orleans or move the city to higher ground? Now PLEASE...... think about what it would take to do so. Think about the history and effort. The lives and the memories. Also think about the benefits of it all.

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Old 09-23-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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Why though? Do you have any idea the amount of contamination that is there? Build soem where else? Sounds good if they were to, but do you know the cost that would be? Do you know who would foot the bill? Would people want that kind of memory? Lots to consider. I know if I was living there when this disaster struck I would want to leave it barried....why relive it? There was good and now there is really really bad. Some things are meant to be......
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:52 PM   #3
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Oh I should say as well, PLEASE dont think Im cold hearted cause I'm not, I just think some things happen for a reason..............
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:51 PM   #4
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Make the berms much stronger though!
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:55 PM   #5
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I vote to build on higher ground with no dependence on a levy system. I think it would be a crime to rebuild below sea level. What hte heck were they all thinking when they built there anyway?
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Old 09-24-2005, 10:29 AM   #6
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On higer ground how could it remain New Orleans, which is known for it's shipping trade? I believe that's why it was put there in the first place, wasn't it?

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Old 09-24-2005, 10:51 AM   #7
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Why not take what they did to Galveston after the 1900 hurricane and do the same with New Orleans. Build it up and put a sea wall.
Yes, it would be expensive, but, if it were to happen again, can we afford to take in the evacuees over and over again?

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Even if it were just for the ports, Im sure they can just have it as that...why build a HUGE city so close? As for a sea wall...like you said, expensive yes, but evacuees over and over...hmmmm....
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Old 09-24-2005, 12:43 PM   #9
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I beleive rebuilding New Orleans will be in vain. There will be more hurricanes and ocean levels will continue to rise. A wise man builds his house on a rock not under sea level and the cost to raise the city would be astronomical I would imagine. We cannot afford to keep rebuilding people's homes who choose to live next to flood zones in coastal regions.
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I really agree with building on higher ground but I very much doubt they will wait long enough to do it, So a double or triple Berm system will be the next best thing!
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