Friday, September 02, 2005

Just What Were They Thinking?

Now normally, I am pretty skeptical of weather prediction. It ranks close to Ouiji boards and horoscopes in my book. However, when the weather oracles started saying that Katrina was going to be a doozie and hit fairly close to New Orleans, I perked up. Hell, look at the radar for the two or three days prior to Katrina making landfall and just take a guess where she was headed.

Thus, the "powers that be" in New Orleans ordered an evacuation. Good idea. But for the people who couldn't make it out of town, they put them up in the Superdome. Ok, who is the rocket surgeon who thought it would be a good idea to put 20 to 25 thousand people in a big open sporting field with a large suspended roof, in the middle of a flood zone?

Now I know I am being a Monday morning Quarter back to some extent, but it seems like the roof blows off any of these super sport domes when the wind picks up to hurricane force, let alone a category 4 or 5 hurricane. And that isn't mentioning the water and food supply. I figured it would be a giant cereal bowl full of water and corpses after Katrina got done. Thank God it's not, but what has happened is nearly as bad.