Resurrection: Today is the 10th anniversary of Katrina. News stories are full of hope.
Today: The population of New Orleans is higher than ever now as more and more people pour in. More and more people are nutz.
Yesterday: The Army Corps of Engineers levees and dikes had to protect 169 square miles of lowland. Katrina’s storm surge caused 53 different breaches to the levees and dikes in and around New Orleans. 80 percent of the city was submerged with some areas under 20 feet of water.
Today: The First Baptist Church of New Orleans worked hammer-by-glove with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes in the Upper Ninth Ward.
Yesterday: Of the 60,000 people stranded in New Orleans, the Coast Guard and the Louisiana National Guard rescued more than 33,500. FEMA saved three.
Today: The non-profit Build Now constructed site-built, elevated, traditional New Orleans-style houses on hurricane-damaged lots and brought families back home.
Yesterday: There was no government. Thirst, exhaustion, and violence in the days after the storm caused hundreds of deaths.
The lessons of Katrina may be learned from FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers:
If government can’t handle terraforming and storm management for 169 square miles (New Orleans scale), how on Earth does the Far Green expect government to handle terraforming and climate management for 196.9 million square miles globally?