"survived" Katrina noting the obvious problems with windows being
blown out and the roof of the Superdome falling apart.
The dumb decicions would be the placement of critical facilities at
the ground (flooding level), for locating emergency generators,
electrical rooms, HVAC, etc. It would seem that if these were
located at higher floors to begin with, coupled with larger emergency
water tanks and fuel supplies, and perhaps a 2 week pre-placed food
supply, that these buildings would make nice shelters against future
hurricanes (even cat. 5).
Elsewhere in the city, critical cellular and municipal communications
towers should have been hardened for maximum strength and have all
generators and ground facilities elevated above the flooding level.
underwater at least a month out of the year. The entrance, power, water,
etc. all came in from up the hill. The waste was pumped out to a holding
tank that was emptied regularly.
It was a comfortable house too. No idea how it was constructed. I was a
little young at the time or I would have inquired.
Considering that no type of house is ever going to be absolutely safe, one
might also plan for the type of statement you want made in your afterlife.
IIRC, carbon dating isn't useful for such a short time span. Most likely
it was dated by its location in a snowbank or some similar natural /
How the the reporter know this? Easy. It's what his editor told him to say.
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