This left me underwhelmed:
A long-awaited government projection on this city’s flood danger recommends that thousands of homes and businesses in areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina be raised at least 3 feet.
That requirement clears the way for residents to decide how, or whether, to rebuild.
“This will enable people to get on with their lives,” said Donald Powell, the chief federal coordinator for Gulf Coast hurricane recovery.
The so-called flood advisories detail how high the water might rise in certain sections of the city during a once-in-a-100-year storm, and how well the levees would protect residents.
Actually, I guess I would be underwhelmed and underwater. I haven’t looked into the particulars, but a cursory reading of the write-up leaves me wondering how three additional feet of height helps when you are under 15 feet of water. Seems to me that is like having a serious heart attack and then stating that your plans for the future are to switch to lower sodium salt.
But then again, I am in a FOUL mood.