Black People : Does this Seem Strange to You?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Can anyone tell me why the five hurricanes that hit Florida one after the other, back to back did not result in the amount of death and destrucation as Katrina?
     
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    Flordia homes by policy have to be made with steele beams, to endure a huricane... theres alot of extra work that goes into a flordia home because of the fact they do have alot of hurricans... Our home in brandon, fl.. endured el ninio/francis.. like it was nothing.. but the same storm came thru some areas of tenn. ga and wiped it out. Lousiania.. dosent build their homes to these designs.. neverthe less we once again must remember this was a poor area for most ppl that was most effected.. as well as other historical structures.

    These are some examples of how they have learned to deal with hurricanes:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05192/536260.stm

    http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0007/11/tod.08.html



     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    They responded better.
     
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    Deepvoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The one that hit Florida I thought was nowhere near as powerful as Katrina.
     
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    I think most important is that they are also above sea level
     
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    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Thanx y'all. That settles that.
     
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    First things first... One thing people are forgetting is the fact that New Orleans didn't get all that much direct damage from Katrina. The problem is the damage that the levees suffered after Lake Ponchartrain filled with water. There were tons of homes in N.O. that were still standing above the flood water. In other areas there was a lot of damage, but the deaths were mostly limited to the coastal areas. (Areas that haven't been directly hit by a hurricane in many years.) Unfortunately, areas to the south were so close to sea level that any storm has no choice but to cause immense damage.

    As far as Florida's damage, we did get hit pretty hard last year. Hurricanes Charley (reached cat. 5 and dropped back down to cat 4 just before landfall), Frances, and Jeanne all crossed paths within about 6 weeks of each other about 60 miles or so due east of here. (I live in Tampa.) That area suffered huge amounts of damage, however when compared to N. O., the flooding was minimal. The entire area around Punta Gorda was just about leveled when Charley came onshore, however only a total of 15 people died. That is because of the hurricane building codes we have down here. We get hit just about every year (last year we got 4 hurricanes, a tropical storm, and the remnants of Ivan came back for a second pass, this year we have had two strong storms already) so we have no choice but to overbuild houses in certain areas.
     
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