I see him posting how he is already putting the 'be prepared' bug in the ears of those who represent him. Everyone should take a lesson from New Orleans and do so as well.
What you are seeing in the gulf coast and New Orleans, could happen almost anywhere in coastal North America.
Nova Scotia, Canada has been hit with two hurricanes in the last 5 years. Hurricane Hazel hit Toronto 51 years ago.
The Bay of Fundy, has the highest tides in the world because it is a funnel.
A storm going up the Chesapeake could have even bigger surges than the gulf coast as it is a funnel too.
The 'Ring of Fire' in the pacific could generate tsunamis at any time. A best case scenario with a tsunami is a couple hours notice compared to a couple days notice with a hurricane.
If you see a punch coming you can brace yourself, where as a sucker punch can drop you like a sack of potatoes.
It is easy to prepare to take a hit and to survive that hit, but no one is prepared for a prolonged aftermath.
Again, maybe some good can come out of all of this in that other areas can start preparing and have plans in place ahead of time.
[Edited by Carnak on 09-04-2005 at 07:02 PM]