Gustav headed to New Orleans?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

ATNO/TW wrote:
winds right now about 115. That's really not that bad of a hurricane.

115 mph is still PDQ. Even just going 90 or 95 on a motorcycle is enough wind to knock you off if you weren't holding on tight.
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I saw it on the news last night, it still looked pretty scary to have stayed behind though ...
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Once I get past the feeling of "this can't be ?!" after hearing it was a category 2 when it made landfall, I'm glad that's all it was. :)
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scary stuff.......... good to hear it didn't end up being as bad as it could have been....

it's a tough call really - a lot of people live in places that are disaster-prone... volcanoes like Etna and Vesuvius, earthquake fault lines.... hell, half of japan shouldn't be living where it's living... lots of the US too...

I suppose if the disasters were few and far between, and in the meantime the land is fertile and the place looks habitable, the temptation to build and inhabit is understandably great. we humans aren't much in terms of long-term planning. and heck, volcanic ash makes for extremely fertile soil.... :)

so I suppose I'm sort of answering kc0tma's point from waaay back in the thread - it's kind of inevitable that people will live in dangerous areas.... though I do agree they should be sufficiently aware of the land they live on to recognise inherent risks and scuttle like ants if trouble starts to brew...

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