Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
By Michael BeharPosted 02.04.2006 at 2:00 am 3 Comments
By now you know that engineers had long predicted the cataclysmic flooding that struck New Orleans. But what you might not realize is that Katrina-a category-4 cyclone when it made landfall in Louisiana on August 29-was not the worst-case scenario. That would be a direct hit from a category-5 hurricane, which would send a storm surge over the city's levees and submerge New Orleans in minutes. Anyone who had ignored evacuation orders would drown.