Re: I-10 Bridge Damage Pics
- From: John Lansford <jlnsford@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 21:16:29 -0400
>> argatlam_roads@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> > [Mr. Adams:]
>> > > There is a decent collection of pictures at
>> > >
>> > > http://www.nola.com/hurricane/photos/
>> > >
>> > > Try Gallery 8 for the I-10 bridge pictures.
>> > And also Gallery 9 for pictures of people who have been flooded out of
>> > their homes and have had to take refuge on the elevated portions of
>> > I-10.
>> There's something disturbing that a picture in gallery 8 shows school
>> busses flooded in a parking lot, and yet they couldn't get more people
>> out of the city first?
>> It's about 70 busses, each should hold about 50 people, that's 3500
>> more people that could have been out of the city if they'd had a real
>> disaster plan. Given their geography and the storm projections it just
>> seems almost criminal for so many to have been stranded there.
>The problem wasn't that people were unable to leave. It is that they
>were unwilling to do so. This is understandable because authorities
>have been perhaps too ready to call for evacuations in the past.
Not true. Roughly 20% of NO's population does not own an automobile,
and live well below the poverty line. There were some people who
refused to leave, certainly, but the majority of those who did not
leave could not.
John Lansford, PE
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