"In addition to the Astrodome solution, the Federal Emergency Management
Agency was considering putting people on cruise ships, in tent cities,
mobile home parks, and so-called floating dormitories."
" Look, right now they're throwing huge sandbags at it left and right
failing because the water is dissolving the dirt all around the bags. "
Exactly , still it do not change the preasure of the water entering,
when the opening get smaller ,still. It is just becaurse that reson,
that a sunken barge, placed the best place prepared with bottom shape
to land exact on the sea bed is ofcaurse best.
It can be done emagine that 800 ton barge ,what would move that when it
is stranded, the water that would ecape between a line of sunken
sandfilled barges will only make trouble by amount of water.
There even are technology to situate a factory cutting sheet steel into
easy assembled lock pieces, then why compare that beaching a huge barge
or barge shaped section of ships hull with dumping 75 K.g sandbags
------- where to compare these two ???
Why shuld the bad luck of sandbags say anything about a compleatly
different solution ?
Houston mayor Bill White did a bit more than consider the problem.
When the Houston Fire Marshall shut down the Astrodome to new evacuees,
Bill White opened up the Reliant Center right next door to handle
another 11,000 people. With foresight too often lacking in government
these days, Bill White also then secured the bigger George R. Brown
convention center downtown to handle even more people than that.
They're getting it ready right now, and I'll bet they'll be moving
people in within 24 hours.
I sincerely hope a logistic lesson is learned from New Orleans. That is
simply this: never, ever, order the evacuation of a city until you have
put in place the necessary logistics to evacuate the city. The
Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin
apparently didn't think about how it was going to be done when they
ordered the evacuation. Police left. Doctors and EMTs left. Fireman
left. Grocers left. Pharmacists left. Everyone who could jumped in the
car and left, following orders. The people who couldn't leave needed
help to get out, but none was forthcoming because, well, everyone who
could have helped had already left.
Simply put, the old saying "proper prior planning prevents piss poor
performance" rings ever so true.
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