Sunday, October 09, 2005
A picture is worth a 1000 words
Does the above picture look familiar? Think it is New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina roared ashore? Well you would be incorrect. This is how New Orleans looked after Hurricane Betsy ripped up the Big Easy in 1965, photo taken by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
More pictures can be found of Betsy's wrath here: http://www.st-bernard.la.us/emprep/betsy/betsy.htm
Since no one learned from the lesson from 40 years ago, just maybe this time they will pay attention. I hope.
As for how much of Louisiana was flooded by Betsy, go here: http://www.st-bernard.la.us/emprep/betsy/betsy2.htm
Santayana was right. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.