ow will the poor cope with all this damage? And there are a lot of poor people in New Orleans. But the poor get clobbered every time. It takes far less than a Category 4 or 5 hurricanes to knock down their mobile homes and shotgun shacks. When an evacuation is ordered, they can’t afford airplane tickets or motel rooms to ride out the storm.Why do hurricanes have women’s names? I still haven’t figured that one out. Utter devastation in new Orleans. It is a sad story, and very sad to see all these people there suffering and trying to deal with the hurricane that hit the city. It has been a week since it happened. The city’s flood control system was made to handle a Category 3 storm; a direct hit by a Category 5 would have caused apocalyptic damage. Katrina was a Category 4 and hit the east side of New Orleans. The damage is to say the least very severe. Some neighbourhoods are still under water….why isn’t anyone rescuing them? Why isn’t sending them supplies. The situation was even worse in St. Bernard Parish to the east and along the Mississippi and Alabama coasts, where the property damage was devastating and the death toll as yet unknown. H
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