Earlier this morning I read that a large cause of the flooding was that emergency services were re-routed from stopping the gaps in the levee to rescue operations.

That’s pretty amazing that could happen in America today. I surely thought maintainging commerce would have been the number one priority.

As for the city – I know it has cultural value, but let’s be realistic — its under sea level, it’s sinking because we ‘tamed’ the river and interfered with silt deposits, and its in the middle of a hurricane region. Development should have stopped long ago. Rebuilding it would be a crime, only inviting a repeat of this.