Officials Say New Orleans is Better Protected This Time

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PostWed Aug 29, 2012 12:18 am » by Evildweeb



Officials Say New Orleans is Better Protected This Time Around

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Hurricane Isaac is churning through the Gulf of Mexico, reminding residents of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina almost seven years ago. That storm was one of the worst in U.S. history, killing more than 1,800 people, wrecking hundreds of thousands of homes and tripling unemployment in the area. VOA's Jim Randle examines whether the country is better prepared this time.

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PostWed Aug 29, 2012 12:21 am » by Willease

And they are. Did you see those massive pumps? I'll bet no damage will happen, less an occasional downed tree.

BTW, here is a live video feed of Bourbon street... ... bonstreet/

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