Katrina Debunked Part I
Editors of Popular Mechanics
These dicussions are dedicated to Marti and Bea.
The Ditors of Popular Mechanics spent more than four months interviewing officials, scientitsts, and victims.
I. Hurricane Katrina was highly unusual: true of false?
Actually it was a 3 ina scale of 1 to 5 in the Saffir scale.
According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami the Atlantic is in a cycle of heightened hurricane activity and we could see 12 more in the next 40 years.
II. Anarchy did not take over:true or false?
True! there were no shoot outs in the Superdome, no bodies stacked in the convertion center freezer, no bad people or snipers in the helicopters.
Most of the crime stories did not come true, with the exception of looting and some property crimes.
On Augest 29th Colonel Beron of the National Guard said that the Superdome's power failed at 5 am and people then felt lousy from too much heat.People started pushing each other and one National Guardsman got attacked. He actually shot himself in the leg!
The New Orleans police department stopped an attempted rape. When the Superdome was cleared, six bodies were found, not 200!Of the sic, four died of natural causes , one died of a suicide and one died of a drug over dose.
Instead of anarchy in the streets, people were taking food adn water says Captain Marlon Defillo of the New Orleans police department.
What do you think of these statements?