Thursday, April 13, 2006

Why not just buy everybody a houseboat with a self-positioning satellite dish?

This is just stupid. US taxpayers will end up paying tens of billions of dollars so that 250,000 dimwits can live below sea level in what amounts to a tourist attraction.
FEMA: La. Homes Must Be Raised Off Ground

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A few residents guessed correctly when they figured their moldy, mud-stained homes might have to be lifted off the ground to qualify for flood insurance or federal rebuilding aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines released Wednesday are meant to help residents rebuild in ways that comply with early drafts of flood maps showing how high water is expected to rise during a once-in-a-100-year storm. The so-called flood advisories also detail how well the city's levees would protect residents.

The guidelines recommend that thousands of homes and businesses in the area be raised at least 3 feet. Property owners who ignore the guidelines risk losing out on government aid to rebuild and could miss an opportunity for lower flood insurance premiums...


Anonymous KCSteve said...

So their good idea is to take a house that flooded to over 10 feet deep and raise it by three feet? Sheesh.

4/17/2006 10:19 AM  

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