Elkport versus New Orleans

Discussion in 'Politics' started by El_Guero, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. El_Guero

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    There are key differences.

    Elkport is a town of 86 people. Of those 86, every single resident chose the government buy-out, which paid them 110% of the pre-flood assessed value of their property. This is going to cost the federal government less than $2 million, including buying part of another community across the river.

    This is not even a good comparison.

    My own home was bought by the government after Tropical Storm Allison, and following another smaller flood after that, so I know where these folks are coming from.

    It would not make any sense to buy-out all of New Orleans. I would be more apt to agree with raising the city, as was done with Galveston following the Great Storm.
     

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