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It's a fair question........

by Mac McMullen / February 2, 2009 9:35 AM PST

How did nearly 2 million people get into Washington DC
in sub zero temps in 1 day when 200,000 couldn't get out
of New Orleans at 85 degrees with four days notice?

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For a look at the Inauguration Crowd see....
by C1ay / February 2, 2009 9:57 AM PST
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(NT) Inauguration day had almost 3 months notice.
by grimgraphix / February 2, 2009 10:09 AM PST
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(NT) & they weren't asked to vacate homes, possibly permanently
by Ziks511 / February 2, 2009 6:55 PM PST
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Fair answer
by caktus / February 3, 2009 12:13 AM PST

DC didn't have Ray Nagin.

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(NT) Good answer :)
by C1ay / February 3, 2009 2:09 AM PST
In reply to: Fair answer
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(NT) public transport ;)
by jonah jones / February 3, 2009 1:18 AM PST
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They had one...
by J. Vega / February 3, 2009 2:09 AM PST
In reply to: public transport ;)

NOLA had a great public transportation system, but everything was parked and ruined by the flooding. I guess you'd have to ask Nagin why that was done.

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RE: ask Nagin
by caktus / February 3, 2009 9:31 PM PST
In reply to: They had one...

He'd just blame it on some one else. As I recall, he wanted everyone else to "get of their @ and do something" while he sat on his.

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by Angeline Booher / February 3, 2009 2:26 AM PST
In reply to: public transport ;)

..... Inaugurations are upbeat events.

It occurs with regularity every 4 years.

Michael Brown wasn't in charge. Happy

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by J. Vega / February 3, 2009 2:45 AM PST
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And fortunately, Kathleen Blanco was not in charge.

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RE: Inaugurations are upbeat events.
by JP Bill / February 3, 2009 3:03 AM PST
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So are Lev

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But at least...
by J. Vega / February 3, 2009 3:17 AM PST

But at least, the Levee Board was able to take care of running and helping the casinos. I guess you can't expect them to deal with every little thing (grin).

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True. :-)
by Angeline Booher / February 3, 2009 3:19 AM PST

Living on the river, I have been concerned about the leaking dams up river. The Corps of Engineers issued maps showing how high the water would reach in case of a breach. This house, though on a high bluff,

They are 50+ years old.

Examples of our deteriorating infrastructure.

Happily, repairs have begun on them. Hopefully, in the future there will be the issue of maintenance addressed, which was not done over decades for that levee. Congressmen not of the area would not bote for funding as they had their own areas to worry about.

Folks talk about Katrina. But they forget that there are lots of communities that would also be devastated if a dam broke.

The Corps of Enginers told us we would have about a 6 hour warning.

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They heard the word "freebies"
by James Denison / February 3, 2009 4:33 AM PST

There was no stopping them then.

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