Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
How to make FUBAR Soup:
1. Build on wetlands and when the land begins to sink, construct levees and fortifications around all the waterfronts.
2. When it becomes bowl-shaped and below sea level, add thousands of po' folks, who continue to multiply despite themselves. For one reason or another.
3. Put off repairing and fortifying the levees. Throw common sense out the window WRT to continued building in flood-prone areas. Ignore warnings from the informed community. Refuse to allocate federal funding towards repair of the fortification system.
4. Add a Cat 4/5 Hurricane.
Here's an interesting thread on a weather discussion forum that took place prior to Katrina making landfall. According to "insider info" (post #51881): "...FEMA is expecting fatality #'s in excess of 10,000"
Given that this disaster was predicted many years beforehand, why hadn't there been greater preparation for it? (For example, a fleet of reserve transportation vehicles; educating the public on what to in case of impending hurricane, just as school children are taught about tornado safety; more fortified shelter areas, etc.). I'm not even sure the city was equipped with sirens, as many communities employ during tornado warnings.
What we do know is that this guy is in desperate need of a pink slip. What a Chertoff...