Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Fat Tuesday

Today is the big day in Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday. They are holding Mardi Gras you know..whether its right or wrong to do so is a big question being debated by some.

There are still residents of New Orleans without places to live. There are people rebuilding but not elevating their homes. Scientists state unequivocably that the hurricane season is getting longer and more intense each year thanks to global warming.

The city and parish still have not given residents any guidelines for rebuilding. The building codes haven't changed to reflect the weakness in the levees. This of course means it will all happen again, the flooding and destruction.

Its incredibly expense to raise your house. Sure, many of the poor residents can't afford to rebuild, let alone put their homes on stilts. But some people that CAN afford to raise their homes aren't either. They are building bigger or nicer homes, instead of spending the money on insuring their home will survive the next big hurricane.

And it will happen again. Take it to the bank sportsfans.

8 people gave us their .02 cents:

IT-Chick said...

Well..
There is pride in a city.
and there is common sense.
But we all, and the folks who came before us contributed to this global warming mess. Then there are the folks who STILL don't believe it. And cities like mine, where nearly everyone owns a car because public transportation is not convienient. I don't mean that in a sarcastic way... I mean it stops running at like 6:30 or 7PM! I doesn't even cover the entire blue collar city and doesn't start until way too late in the morning considering it takes a minimum of an hour to get anywhere. The rails are dying, and so is the planet.

The folks in NO can't rebuild and those trailers FEMA has placed too few in won't withstand a strong storm much less a hurricane.

God help them.

IT-Chick said...

Sorry, guess I ranted a bit.

dusty said...

rant away sista..its all good..afterall, what else is a blog for?

Bruce said...

Of course it will happen again, and again, and again...

Kurt said...

if i was getting low interest disaster relief money, i'd probably re-build too. kind of like the big houses out on Cape Hatteras that keep getting knocked down...

Bruce said...

Good call, Kurt. The entire Outer Banks is that way.

An80sNut said...

All the more reason to party now and blame the government later.

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