This is a place of big band music, nice moody jazz. And now this tragedy.
Found this link to this eerily prophetic article while reading Neil Gaiman’s blog . Shall share this article from the Scientific American here as well.
Scientific American: Drowning New Orleans [ CIVIL ENGINEERING ]
A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands. Human activities along the Mississippi River have dramatically increased the risk, and now only massive reengineering of southeastern Louisiana can save the city
By Mark Fischetti (Scientific American 2001)
Some background on Hurricane Katrina (why are storms named after women?)
Scientific American: Hurricane Katrina Backgrounder