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diplip
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re: Is Plaquimines Parish going to be un-insurable?


The navigation industry will never let it happen. It will take a catastrophic event that man cannot contain or correct...





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MrLSU
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re: Is Plaquimines Parish going to be un-insurable?


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Is Plaquimines Parish going to be un-insurable? quote: This was a Cat1 storm. Dunno what statistics show but my guess is that we can expect a Cat1 storm every 10-15 years. The problem is this bitch sat here for 2 plus days pushing water up into that area. Never had another hurricane do that.


Hurricane Juan in 1985 last five days but we had wetlands unlike today






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AlwysATgr
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re: Is Plaquimines Parish going to be un-insurable?


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The problem is this bitch sat here for 2 plus days pushing water up into that area. Never had another hurricane do that.


So how out-of-family was Isaac?

My point is that just as Plaquemines Parish is "un-insurable" so with the existing levee system, other/newer areas havepossibly become for all pratical purposes un-insurable.






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JasonL79
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re: Is Plaquimines Parish going to be un-insurable?


Plaquemines Parish levees from Port Sulphur to Venice have been overtopped 3 times in the past 47 years and they were all from Cat 3 (Betsy, Camille, and Katrina) or higher storms. The problems in Plaquemines parish (west bank side) was around Myrtle Grove area which basically has no levee on the marsh side. This area floods for tropical storms due to the almost non-existent levees.

I agree something needs to be done with coastal restoration, just not sure it is feasible to blow all the levees. That would be better in the long run but that is not going to happen with the people in the area, industries in those areas, and the largest oyster producing area in the country.



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Hurricane Mike
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re: Is Plaquimines Parish going to be un-insurable?


"While it would probably help with subsidence, there is no way that special interests would allow this to happen. Oyster leases already have been in conflict with much of the coastal restoration efforts. Plaquemines parish has long been known for its corruption and these kinds of traits don't just disappear."

That's an easy fix then. Special interests are footing the bills for levee construction and hurricane damage from now on, no more government funding.






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Hurricane Mike
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re: Is Plaquimines Parish going to be un-insurable?


"The places in LaPlace & the northshore have long been known trouble spots. The truth of the matter is if a Cat 4 or higher hits like Isaac did that the known flood plain extends all the way to I-12 and it could have been much worse for New Orleans, Jefferson, St Charles, etc. if the Miss River continued to reverse flow the way it did."

At this point it doesn't matter if it was a Cat 4 or Cat 1. The flooding occurred because the storm stalled for so long. 60 mph winds for 36 hours is enough to move water apparently. If it had been a Cat 4 and moved right along like Katrina the flooding probably would have been less, certainly all this runoff flooding wouldn't be occurring.






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Guess
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re: Is Plaquimines Parish going to be un-insurable?


"Plaquemines Parish levees from Port Sulphur to Venice have been overtopped 3 times in the past 47 years and they were all from Cat 3 (Betsy, Camille, and Katrina) or higher storms. The problems in Plaquemines parish (west bank side) was around Myrtle Grove area which basically has no levee on the marsh side. This area floods for tropical storms due to the almost non-existent levees."

This is definitely true, but insurance is rediculous to get down there now. Southern Plaquemines is actually a little higher than most places in the area. I have family that bought houses in other places after the Katrina, but still live in the trailors they bought down there most of the year because it's home.






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