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I have been paying pretty close attention to Hurricane Dennis and as the possibility of it hitting New Orleans gets higher the worry goes up. For those who don’t know, New Orleans sits well below sea level and is protected by dikes from Lake Pontchartrain. If a category 4 hurricane hits the area it will be devastating and we may actually see the “end” of New Orleans. If the dikes are breeched the entire city will be under 15 ft. of water. The real scary part is the fact that after the storm is over the water will only be able to recede to the point where the dike failed which means the city could be under 2-6 ft. of water for weeks as it has no other way to escape.

It’s a very scary possibility and from the most recent news that I have heard New Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are under voluntary evacuations right now.

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