Hurricane season and here we go again. First storm attacks FLA and hit one of the better birding places in the country, Cedar Key. Go see it if you can (after teh water recedes) and take the boat ride. Cool trip. Now the ACE have admitted that there is no way N.O. is ready for another major storm (never really has been and I doubt ever will be) and their "canal" and other "improvements" on nature have set the city up for the great fall, we wait to see what storm will track up hurricane alley. Will it be a gulf storm or one from the carib.... It doesn't really matter. When the storm comes, just run. You are in a bowl of mankinds making, not a natural one. The best bet for the state to stop the coastal erosion and begin rebuilding our battered coast is to tear all the levies out from the mouth of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers up to Minnesota and let nature get back to its own course. No money in it so I don't think it will happen in my lifetime, but the river will move eventually, regardless of man's interference and when it does, just like with the hurricanes, you's better run if you are in the way.
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