I came across this article today while doing a bit of digging. Its an old Popular Mechanics article detailing the problems of New Orleans should it ever encounter a high category hurricane like Katrina. Basically, they’re screwed. The highest point in the city is 6 feet above sea level. The city is essentially a bowl just waiting to be filled with water. Apparently this is one reason why they limit the number of ground burials for the area.
Anyway the article goes on to talk about some early detection system, but seriously as you can see here Katrina totally owned New Orleans.
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