Saturday, September 03, 2005

?'s for my [crickets]

Okay, [crickets]... please help
me to understand.
Can they rebuild in the same
place? Could or should they
rebuild elsewhere? If they have
to, for some reason, rebuild in
the same location, can the land
be built up first?

I don't understand how a city
can be built, or rebuilt, on sewage.
The pumps are all broken- I guess
they want to repair or replace them.

Maybe people who are unable to
help themselves should be registered
for assistance in the event of such
emergencies, and the National Guard
move in to help them evacuate before
the storms hit.

Of course, nature can obliterate any-
thing-
And no one can control the weather.

Anybody have any ideas how we can
better plan for future problems?

God bless them all.

4 comments:

Dr. Thursday said...

I do think that the most important thing we all need to do is PRAY.

We've gotten away from the idea that we MUST depend on God, and we've been pretending that we can depend on ourselves. It is not just a matter of knowing where to build, or how to build, but of building with Him - and in a certain sense, FOR Him.

"America, America, God shed His grace on thee..."

Have mercy, Lord, on us, as we place our trust in You.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. T,
You are correct.
Praying to, and doing for Him, are the most important factors to keep in mind...
Our trust in His Wisdom should be paramount in everything we strive to do.

Thank you for the reminders of the importance of prayer, and of God's placement in our lives.

Faith

Dan Paden said...

Can they rebuild in the same
place?


Chirp! Probably.

Could or should they rebuild elsewhere?

Probably.

If they have to, for some reason, rebuild in the same location, can the land be built up first?

Probably not without altering the topography and ecology of the Mississippi river outlet into the Gulf. Not a smart thing to fool with anymore than it already has been fooled with, IMO.

I don't understand how a city
can be built, or rebuilt, on sewage.


The same way you eat an elephant: a bit at a time.

Maybe people who are unable to
help themselves should be registered for assistance in the event of such emergencies...


Many already are. Most home care agencies and such are required to keep a list of their patients who are on oxygen, or confined to bed, etc., and to contact emergency management in the event of a disaster. However, as we have just seen, it is possible for those agencies to be completely overwhelmed. Planning and preparation have to be better. This should have been better prepared for; they had some warning and still had massive problems. What would it have been like had it been a massive earthquake in California, arriving utterly without warning? Or a terrorist attack involving WMD?

Some troops have to be designated for rapid response to such disasters, and food and medical supplies have to be stashed around the country and available by air or by rail. That would be a good start.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Mr. [cricket]- I mean Mr. Paden,
So, the bowl-like territory itself could not be built up, but rebuilding elsewhere (I hope so!) or in the same spot is do-able.
Around here, there are state regulations for building on contaminated land- of course it is possible, but very expensive.
I can not find it in myself to criticize the respondees- not a one of them- they are doing the best that they can. (May I add, I have cousins who have been sent there- an LA firefighter, an army ranger, and another who may be sent soon- please remember them and their families in your prayers)...

Good ideas regarding responding to future disasters. Maybe a national system- like 911 via satellite- similar to Onstar, could be developed? (Satellites being more Dr. T's area of expertise)...

And not making a move without consulting the Boss first, via direct prayer, (keeping in mind, 'Thy will be done')...

*chirp*
correct?
Faith

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