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Monday, August 29, 2005


Grand Isle is approximately 30 miles from where my family lives...

With the continued erosion of Louisiana's wetland, I don't know how the government could have allowed so many people to remain in New Orleans. By the year 2050, it is estimated that nearly 1,000 sq. miles of Louisiana's wetlands--an area nearly the size of Rhode Island will become open water. It is common knowledge that the wetland functions among other things as a protective buffer against flooding by storm surges during hurricanes. Because of this, all of the cities/towns along the path of Katrina is vulnerable. If the U.S. could spend billions of dollars on an unjust and immoral war, why couldn't it assist with the evacuation of all the people who couldn't for whatever reason afford to evacuate the area? The superdome will not be able to stop floodwater. Although Katrina was downgraded to a category 4 hurricane, the damage can still be catastrophic because it is the increase in water that poses the biggest threat.

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