June 20, 2008

Where's Spike Lee?

This seems tailor-made for him: Midwest Flood Victims Feel Misled.

Juli Parks didn't worry when water began creeping up the levee that shields this town of about 750 from the Mississippi River - not even when volunteers began piling on sandbags.

After all, local officials had assured townspeople in 1999 that the levee was sturdy enough to withstand a historic flood, and FEMA had agreed. In fact, some relieved homeowners dropped their flood insurance, and others applied for permits to build new houses and businesses.

Then on Tuesday, the worst happened: The levee burst and Gulfport was submerged in 10 feet of water. Only 28 property owners were insured against the damage.

"They all told us, `The levees are good. You can go ahead and build,"' said Parks, who did not buy flood coverage because her bank no longer required it. "We had so much confidence in those levees."

Spike probably thinks the levees were destroyed on purpose. Speaking of which, where is the wall-to-wall coverage of these massive floods in the MSM? We had weeks of Katrina coverage. And speaking of Katrina, wasn't there a lot of advanced warning with that storm? Compare preparation time for that disaster with the rains in the midwest.

Posted by Hube at June 20, 2008 08:55 AM | TrackBack

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Hube I hear Spike is busy turning Wash DC into a "real chocolate city".

Posted by: AJ Lynch at June 20, 2008 04:27 PM

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