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Discussion in 'Nashville' started by Daves not here, May 6, 2010.
Hey! Someone that didn't blame it on Nashville being such better citizens than those of New Orleans. Awesome.
Floods just don't get much TV time. I remember seeing clips of many on the news in years past, but never any that really dominated the national media for much time. Katrina did, but that was due more to the Hurricane that caused the damage and killed so many.
People outside of the flood or those that haven't been in one will just see it as... a buttload of rain. You'd have to be close to really see the effects.
It's a good article.
Just to be clear, Katrina itself didn't cause very much damage to New Orleans. It weakened the levees, which broke afterwards from the flooding, and that's what caused almost all of the major damage. Katrina caused it indirectly, but the flooding was what did the damage.
Seems the hurricane would be what did the most of the structure damage that's evident by glancing. Damaged houses and all. I'd bet most that was due to the high winds.
You really think winds did the most damage during Katrina? :eh?:
More damage than the houses underwater?
High winds can rip roofs apart you know. It was a factor too, definitely not as big a factor as the houses being under water for weeks, but it didn't help.
The reason the flooding in Nashville wasn't covered as much was because of the oil in the gulf, and the terrorist down the street. Both are bigger stories. You guys are just lucky Tiger wasn't slipping up again, or else the outsiders would have never known it rained.
New Orleans was on the west side of the storm. The west side is the relatively mild side of the storm. Most of the rain, tornado's and storm surge(which does the most damage) are on the north east side of the storm. Nearly all of the damage done to New Orleans was from the flooding and nearly all of the deaths were caused by the inability of rescue workers to get into the city to help people because of the flooding (and the gun fire).
My friend lived in NO when all of this is going down and people were sitting in stand still interstate traffic days before the storm hit. Many people couldnt escape katrina because getting on the highway was such a hassle to begin with.
This is what storm surge does...
Holly Beach, La before Rita
Holly Beach after Rita
That is true, but given that NO is 5 feet below sea level the evacuation order should have been called a lot sooner than it did. When the manditory evac was called it was already raining inland from the storm. The people waiting outside the Superdome were getting rained on. I think everyone learned some valuable lessons from that storm.