Monday, September 12, 2005

Those Who Do Not Know History Are Doomed o Repeat It

Seems that is kind of what has happened in New Orleans. Here is a column written by Jill Barton, Lessons of Florida's levee disaster unheeded.

A massive hurricane washes out 20 miles of dike, flooding homes and cities and drowning thousands, most of them too poor to heed warnings to evacuate. Authorities in Florida learned from the 1928 disaster at Lake Okeechobee and have spent decades building a bigger, stronger levee around the lake, one of the nation's largest.


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