Friday, December 16, 2005

Some Good News for New Orleans...

Yesterday, the White House announced that they are planning an additional $1.5 billion towards the reconstruction of the levee system in New Orleans.

Both Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco see this as a very positive development. These funds, added to funds already committed, will make it possible to protect the city from a storm similar to Katrina.

While some would like to see flood protection for a Category 5 hurricane it is not likely to happen in the near future. The $30 billion price tag is considered prohibitive.