Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quote of the Day - 27 October 2009

Storm threat to New Orleans out of our control, says general | World news | The Guardian

"If you ask can I protect the city, the answer is no. Can I reduce the risk? Yes. "We can develop better early warning systems, better evacuation plans, better levees to hold back most of the water, but we cannot stop levees being overtopped and the city flooded." He declined to say whether this meant the city should be abandoned altogether and relocated inland. "That is outside my brief," he said.

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