Reading about the expected effects of hurricane Katrina on New Orleans is a sobering experience. It’s not just the 160mph winds, of course, it’s the fact that New Orleans lies two metres below sea level, and if the sea defenses are breached, the scale of the disaster could be taken to a whole other level. Living, as I do, six metres below sea level makes one somewhat sensitive about these things…

Update: This article, written in 2001, may be a prediction of events about to unfold…

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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1 Response to Katrina

  1. Unknown says:

    Solo buscaba un lugar para dejar un mensaje de solidaridad con los afectados por el Katrina y mi deseo de que pronto empiezen mejores tiempos para las gentes de Nueva Orleans.

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