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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Hurricane Katrina...

As I look at the satellite imagery from the NOAA(National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) web page I am in awe of the massive magnitude of Katrina. As I continue to look at the satellite loops I then think of the impact this storm will have on human life. One only needs to know a little bit about New Orleans, and where this city is located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, to understand that everything, I mean everything, will be underwater. This is a storm that will bring catastrophic disaster upon this city and the surrounding areas.

There have been people holding their breath, stating that they were “overdue” for a major hurricane strike in New Orleans. A USA Today article, written in July of 2000, proves that the planning stage of preparing for a major oceanic strike was essentially wrapped up in commentary only. I do not know if any of the ideas have started to be implemented or not. In either case, the article stated that it would take ten years to build a system that would protect New Orleans from a major hurricane. This is only 2005. There was an estimation that the New Orleans metro areas could be underwater for ten weeks. Who knows how long it will take to get the cemeteries and the water supply back in order again. New Orleans may never be the same again.

So… all anyone is left with at this time is prayer. …and pray we will.



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