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What was the first thing that went wrong during Katrina????

The very FIRST thing that went wrong was the public did not take it seriously enough to protect themselves.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Oct. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (17)
  • Noone is going to take care of you and your family. It is your job to do so.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • why are you answering your own question, op? way to state the obvious!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:10 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • I had something to add to it. Why is that against a rule?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • then what did you want to know?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:14 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • This is why funding was cut to properly build the levees.

    Corps officials facing budget pressures cut millions from the construction of key flood walls by shrinking their support pilings. Under pressure from rising waters during Katrina, those walls toppled, causing much of the city flooding.

    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:25 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • The levee system that was designed to protect New Orleans, but failed catastrophically during Hurricane Katrina, was completed under severe financial and political pressure, including opposition from local officials and environmentalists, according to a federally sponsored report.

    "There was a general sense that what was being built wasn't up to snuff," said Leonard A. Shabman, a resident scholar at Resources for the Future, an environmental think tank. But Corps and local officials "were basically saying there is a budget cap and we are going to build what we can with that." Shabman co-authored the report with Douglas Woolley from Radford University.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:26 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • So, the people who lived there refused to fight for the levees and then they refused to leave when warned to and now it is a federal problem.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • A lawsuit filed by the environmental group Save Our Wetlands led to a 1977 court injunction against the barrier plan. After years of debate, the Corps decided in 1985 to drop that approach and, instead, focused on raising flood walls and levees around canals and the lake.

    So were you even born Anon? Were you able to FIGHT this when you weren't even a twinkle in your daddy's eye?
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:33 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • It's interesting what first anon said. When I took an emergency preparedness course, one of the first thing the teacher taught was the "your on your own" principle.

    mogencreative

    Answer by mogencreative at 7:01 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Bush granted funding for it and was laughed at while the funds were spent elsewhere.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:19 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

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