Friday, June 13, 2008
I hope the President goes out of his way to remind our stricken Midwestern friends that there will be a zero tolerance policy for looting.
What happened in 93, the last year of major midwest floods? I wasn't living in NO at the time as I was still in Kansas City, one site of the massive Midwest floods. There was a lot of speculation at that time that a wall of water was on it's way to NO. But I seem to recall NO being OK, although the details get more fuzzy with age and senility.
Anyone know? Certainly, NO isn't as well equipped this time around.
If I remember this correctly, the Upper and Lower Mississippis River flood for different reasons. Maybe someone with a greater understanding of the hydrology can explain why but I don't think the Midwest floods necessarily mean trouble further downriver.
Some of my friends have been unable to return to their homes near Iowa City...and it's just heartbreaking.
But Jeffrey has a point.