In re: Why weren’t we ready?

“Thousands drowned in the murky brew that was soon contaminated by sewage and industrial waste. Thousands more who survived the flood later perished from dehydration and disease as they waited to be rescued. It took two months to pump the city dry, and by then the Big Easy was buried under a blanket of putrid sediment, a million people were homeless, and 50,000 were dead. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.”

Hmm, so no one saw it coming? This quote comes from the Oct 2004 issue of National Geographic in an article by Joel K. Bourne, Jr. called Gone With The Water. – The Louisiana bayou, hardest working marsh in America, is in big trouble—with dire consequences for residents, the nearby city of New Orleans, and seafood lovers everywhere. In his article he laid out essentially a scenario that is quite similar to what has happened making one wonder why we weren’t better prepared.

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