Sunday, May 14, 2006

Flooding Timeline

Scary.

And how did all that water get in?

Researchers now say as many as 30 breaches in the system accounted for 84 percent of the metro area flooding.
I’m not surprised. Are you?

Dan Hitchings, civilian head of USACE Task Force Guardian, might be surprised. He was alerting us of another surprise a few weeks ago:
"The breaches just made it worse," Hitchings told the House Transportation Committee in a special hearing Monday. Setting the breaches aside, "We will all be surprised at how much water still came into the system."
Hitchings characterized the breaches as *not* a major source of the flooding. Researchers in this Times-Picayune article say the breaches were *the* major source of flooding.

Surprised? Not really.

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