My brother and I were talking last night and he brought up an interesting point. He lives in Florida. The new construction, by Federal law, has to be so many feet above sea level.
Even up here. A new shopping center was proposed. Everything was a go as far as State and Local premits. The Feds stepped in and said that the project was in a 100 year flood plain. Not on the Ocean mind you, but the Walloomsac River. So the developer had to bring in fill to raise the elevation of the site.
So what about N.O. Won't the same rules apply. They will be taking Federal tax dollars. Won't every thing being rebuilt have to be above the flood plain?