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    It is times like this when some of the most intelligent, highly educated people, come up with the stupidest ideas. Each of those roof panels have got to be at least 10 x 20
    thats a good size chunk of aluminum to be blown into a crowd.

    wouldnt you know it , not an engineer in site to forsee this . Where are they when you need one?

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    The a/c is down..they have no power..generators can not power the a/c units only the lights (guessing too small of generators)...last year here in Florida we had some schools being used as shelters that ended up with roof's being torn off....I'm sure when they moved people there they had engineers swear it would hold up....once more paper facts meet real world and the two don't always match.

    But then again people are still safer there than were they would have been.
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    The govenor of Louisiana said this morning on NBC that having all these people is going to be a good experiment. I guess it is ok to experiment with the less fortunate and needy or perhaps it was just a poor choice of words.

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    could the panels have blown-off due to the 'expert' workmanship of those good-ol-boyz installers?

    ???

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    With all the water and warm bodies in there they say the smell is getting pretty bad. I think Brian Williams called it the "aroma" or something to that effect.
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    Originally posted by doglips
    The a/c is down..

    yea, 5 miles down the street, upside down, stuck in a tree

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    I just read a few facts about the superdome...9,000 tons of air conditioning in that place


    can you get 9,000 tons in 13 seer

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    low bid ?

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    I hope those people get to go home soon and that they have homes to go to.

    Has anyone heard from frigetater? He's in Mississippi I think. He called it right in his thread.

    http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthr...threadid=83273
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    hell I just want to know what happens when the Saints play their first football game.......who gets the seats the ticketbuyers or the flood victims?

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    Will not be any Saints marching in this season, not in New Orleans for sure.

    That superdome is still standing and there was some damage, but I do not think it was a bad idea to put people there. Where else can you put them? People were drowning in their own homes. In my book it saved the lives of everyone inside.

    It is much worse there than what you see on TV. I doubt very many toilets are flushing right now in that City. Being so low, I doubt there is much gravity sewers, and with no power I doubt many sewer lift stations are pumping right now, everything will be backing up. So yes, the washroom facilites would be bad there, but bad in a lot of places there.

    When you think of no running water, you think we can give them bottled drinking water. Well you need water for sanitation too. To wash with and for the obvious.

    Standard water conserving/sanitation measure in this type of emergency is to tell people to take a dump in plastic bag.

    We really take running water and electrical power for granted these days.

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