|Teilen / share:
Hurricane: Example: Hurricane "Ivan" in the Caribbean 2004 
The initial position: Storms and hurricanes, and the delta is shrinking
"USA" are not ready to engage themselves in climate protection. Greenhouse effect and climate warming are accepted - against any evidence of nature and against any statement of research. In general the reasons for greenhouse effect are power plants for production of electricity, defective house constructions which need much air condition in summer and sometimes much heating in winter, and large quantities of car traffic.
Philipp Cooney, chairman of the "US" environment council retrospectively always had falsified the results of the climate research for years , and thus he had played down the damaging effect. And this picture of "freedom" is copied in certain states...
Caribbean sea and Atlantic become warmer and warmer. Water is volatilizing more and more, building always bigger clusters of clouds and bigger cyclones, and by this the storms get always heavier and stronger.
Hurricanes: Map of danger of the "USA" .
This map gives a wrong picture: Not only the designated coasts are in danger, but also the regions behind the coasts are in danger, above all the Southern States as a whole from Texas to Florida.
Add to this an "American" map of danger shows that the whole Southern and Eastern coast - the Bahamas included - are endangered by hurricanes. And in spite of all these facts "USA" are not ready to work on climate protection. Concretely: This is not only a potential endangering of life but also common suicide.
So the real map of danger of the "USA"looks like this:
(Map from Michael Palomino 2006)
Map with the hurricane routes 
Above all in the region of the Caribbean Sea the water gets so warm that hurricanes can build up just in series. South Eastern "US" states together with Caribbean Islands (above all Cuba, Santo Domingo / Haiti and Jamaica) have got their position just in the so called hurricane aisle. So these regions get more and more uninhabitable. Little less affected are Texas and Mexico. Seldom affected are other countries in Middle "America".
New Orleans French Quarter: Houses in colonial style on Bourbon Street, with coach for tourists in the colonial manorial racist color: white .
New Orleans had been built by French racist colonists at the sea in a long distance to the mouth of the Mississippi - on a safe ground. The delta was stable: High tide and low tide took land from the delta away, and the Mississippi River was reproducing it by his bed loads and sedimentations. With the construction of levees the reproduction got to an end.
But then were changes: From about 1800 on some of the great marshes around had been dried up. Mississippi River had been straightened and the mouth had been walled up by levees. The result was a dried marsh sink under sea level which should be kept dry by pump stations. Slaves and less earning people were living in this sink.
Mississippi River was forced into levees, so his river bed could not change anymore and he could not spread his load anymore, but the load was sedimented between the levees and after the end of the levees. The levees are hindering the replacement respectively the sedimentation, so the Mississippi delta cannot be preserved anymore. It gets less and less every day as many other channeled deltas on the World which have their mound in levees into the oceans.
The levees had been built by slaves and some Irish .
New Orleans with Mississippi-Delta in 1812 
New Orleans and marshes around it in 1812 
New Orleans in 2005: Marsh areas became residential areas under sea level 
New Orleans and the Mississippi-"Delta" on a satellite photo in 2005: The delta has got big holes... 
New Orleans: Residential areas in the marsh sink under sea level on a romantic map 
The town of New Orleans is sinking 8 mm every year. Clinton administration had a program to heighten and to enforce the levees and for water gate constructioning protecting the town from water pressure.
"USA" also developed a war program for South "American" Columbia with the destruction of farmland because of drug cultivation. But in drug dealing from Columbia "US" representatives of the government are part of it. By this poison spraying in Columbia also rain forest is destructed, and Ecuador has to arm to protect himself against "rebels". Therefore the whole region of Columbia and Ecuador had been militarized by the "USA". So, this Clinton policy was a complete disaster and did not at all bring "peace".
From 2000 on "President" Bush never realized the levee program for New Orleans. Instead he went into war in 2001 and splashed all the money not only in Columbia - but also in Afghanistan and in Iraq.
The levee and water gate works to preserve New Orleans began in 2003 / 2004 only, much too late. And against climate warnings nothing had been done... 
Hurricane "Katrina" over New Orleans on 2005-08-29 
Hurricane Katrina: Flight, Superdome, broken levees, evacuation, dead bodies, gangs, plundering, explosions, water pollution, loss of electricity
At the end of August 2005 on 29 August 2005 hurricane Katrina hit the coast of the Southern states of the "USA": Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, a territory as big as half of France respectively as big as England. The levees around New Orleans had not been enforced and not been heightened, and there were hardly fixed water gates to protect the water entrances for New Orleans from the water pressure which would be produced by a hurricane.
New Orleans: Refuge in the Superdome before hurricane Katrina will arrive 
The mayor of New Orleans called for flight. These who had no possibility to fly should get shelter and refuge in the great "Superdome" stadium .
Biloxi after hurricane "Katrina": Some peaces of wood are left 
Gulfport: Timber and cars put together after hurricane "Katrina" 
The calculations were predicting that the center of hurricane Katrina would hit New Orleans. Shortly before - and in a strange way and unpredictable - Katrina turned a little from New Orleans away. The center of the hurricane hit the white peopled tourist location Biloxy: with winds of over 200 km/h and a monster wave of about 9 m height. Biloxy is a symbol of money town: It gets it's main income by casinos only. The wooden houses were crashed without exception.
In New Orleans itself most of the windows were crashed, funnels were falling from the roofs on cars, road signs were swirling around, trees were rooted out falling on the houses or blocked the roads etc. But the wooden houses in the sink almost all stayed.
Factor wooden house:
Why had these been all wooden houses? Wooden houses are constructed fast and sold fast, very good for the "American" society which is changing often the work place and is changing the domicile so. At the same time it seems absolutely suicidal to live in a hurricane endangered zone in wooden houses. And these wooden houses need enormous electricity because of air condition to survive subtropical summers, and perhaps also for electric heating in winter. This combination is provoking the electricity consumption and the Greenhouse effect by old out-dated power plants, too .
New Orleans: Damages by wind: Hyatt Hotel without windows , and bricks on cars 
Hurricane Katrina was moving away to the upcountry until Georgia. In New Orleans the staying population thought first having "survived" because the center of Katrina had spared New Orleans. Some of the people who had stayed went walking in the streets and examined the damages. The media thought that there were only some broken windows and cars and could be repaired easily. Some went even to the bars and were taking a drink.
New Orleans: Broken levee because of water pressure and influing water after hurricane "Katrina" 
Then the flood was coming. The water pressure from the outside was so high that one weak point after another was breaking now, not in levees to the sea, but within New Orleans. Three places were broken, and the sink got filled.
Nobody of the responsibles of the Bush administration had calculated a theater like this although they had been always warned from precisely this theater. Now revenge came for the negligence not having reinforced and heightened the levees and not having fixed water gates to protect the town, when at the same time by greenhouse effect the sea level was always heightening and the storms were getting more and more stronger, and at the same time the town was sinking every year.
Some more facts:
New Orleans: Black population is optimistic . But can they swim? Are they doing water sports? Yes! Have they got little boats or surfboards for the emergency case? Yes! But do they expect such floods? No!
The population of New Orleans lived near the sea but mostly could not swim. At the same time it's not so good to swim in the sea because around New Orleans many chemical production plants and refineries are settled endangering the sea water. The negligence of the "American" school system not teaching children and adults to swim got a deadly circumstance for people who dared to walk in the floods .
New Orleans territory partially is under sea level. Rowboats, kayaks or surfboards partially were destroyed . When the flood was coming people who were staying there took their refuge in the attics thinking that the flood would not come up to the attic. But it came. By these circumstances the black population which had stayed in the houses in the sink was absolutely trapped in the coming floods  and they did not know making holes in their roofs to save themselves onto the roof .
New Orleans after broken levees: Houses in the water to the edge of the roof [19, 20].
The water was rising partly to the edge of the roof, and the population did not know anymore where to fly. They had always trusted in "God", but this time they should perish. They did not have the idea to make wholes in the roofs to get on the roof. They were drowning in misery in the attics, partly whole families, because they did not have the courage tho make wholes in the roofs and get onto the roof.
New Orleans: Rescue by helicopter after hurricane "Katrina" 
New Orleans: A canal bridge of a freeway sticking out from the water after hurricane Katrina 
Bush administration which was making so proud wars overseas - this Bush administration had totally failed in the own country. The power generators at the flooded ground failed, and drinking water supply failed. Add to this chemical plants, refineries and oil platforms in the region were heavily damaged. So chemicals were flowing into the water. But: As long as the levees could not have been repared, there was no sense to pump water out, and without electricity the water could not be brought out at all. And the water was rising to the height of the Superdome. In some quarters the water was standing 7 m high...
New Orleans: The Superdome staying under water... 
The situation became a massacre now: No electricity and no water in the town. The water was reaching the Superdome. In the Superdome the toilets failed because of lack of water and lack of electricity. People were dying because of lack of water. In the hospitals people were dying because of lack of medicine. People were drowning in the floods because they had never learned swimming.
New Orleans: Evacuation from the Superdome in buses under water 
And the rescue? The evacuation was beginning slowly - after 3 days. The food supply and the emergency water supply needed 4 days starting time. The supply of little air-screw boats needed 7 days starting time. It seems nobody was declared responsible for such a case...
New Orleans: After the first decline of the floods dead bodies rest: Dead body without pall  and dead body in a pall , victims of hurricane Katrina.
The staying water became foul water: with excrements, chemical contamination, and with swimming dead bodies like trunks in it. After the decline of the water the dead bodies simply were on the pavement.
New Orleans: Dead body under a pall, provisionally marked as a grave, after Katrina 
Gulfport: Flooded and damaged refinery . New Orleans: A chemical depot es exploding . The fires cannot be erased. And how much pollution is going into the air by this?
At the same time a smell of dead bodies was coming out of the houses where the dead bodies had not been saved yet. And by the broken gas pipes explosions and fires were breaking out and nobody could erase them because there was no way to get through the floods.
Ransacking gangs were challenging army and police. But the ransacked goods could not be taken with in the evacuation. Extreme gangs who had ransacked weapons lost their mind and were shooting at all what was moving. So rescue teams could go into the flooded area only under weapon protection to make their rescue work...
New Orleans: Levee repair after "Katrina" , but there are practically no free access routes.
The levee repair needed 7 days. And it needed 7 days to have restored some pumps to get the water out so the water level was declining at last a little. On 7 September 2005 were working only 3 of 148 water pumps. There were people waiting 7 days in their houses until they were rescued, or they had died before. The same suffered many pets and domestic animals. Europe and so called developing countries offered aid, pop stars and film stars were giving whole aircraft loadings for aid, because world power "USA" itself seemed not to be capable to organize enough help...
The first water pumps are pumping the dirty water out of New Orleans into the sea on 2005-09-07. The sea has to take over the poisoned water... 
New Orleans: Freeway broken into peaces after hurricane "Katrina" . Concrete never holds in a storm, and the engineers don't want to see this until now...
The Stalingrad of the "USA" is complete
Estimations say there will be 10,000 deads, perhaps even more. This is a "Stalingrad". It is a massacre. It is a crime by different structure faults and failures of the government of the "USA" under "president" Bush. And at any time a storm can come again, perhaps in two weeks.
This "Stalingrad" is infinite. The world destroying car-electricity-waste-gas-sewage-"civilization" comes to a first end in New Orleans...
Open questions - which penalty for "US" "president" Bush?
What penalty is designated for a "President" of the "USA" who likes more to make wars, biking and playing golf instead protecting his towns from floods and storms?
What penalty is designated for a "President" of the "USA" who is ignoring all warnings of greenhouse effect and is bringing his own country into heavy danger because hurricanes get more numerous and always stronger?
What penalty is designated for a "President" of the "USA" who is negligent hazarding the consequences of greenhouse effect and the warming of the climate, mainly by old power plants for electricity production, by bad house constructioning with many climatizations in summer and sometimes electrical heating in winter, and by large quantities of car traffic?
Why a population living at the sea cannot swim? Why have they never learned swimming as it seems? And why don't they make water sports when they are living in a sink at the sea having water vehicles available for emergency case?
Why such a catastrophe scenario of flooding of New Orleans has never been played through in catastrophe agencies?
Why have emergency power generators not been fixed on the roofs or in the minimum fixed in a height which would not be flooded in the emergency case, when the town had been flooded in the 1960ies already?
And how long it will be allowed in the "USA" to build wooden houses in hurricane zones with air condition which needs much electricity which has to be produced in coal power plants with waste gas which is provoking greenhouse effect?
Why the criminal "US" administration has not taken earnest New Orleans and has not enforced the levees and has not fixed water gates for the protection of the town as it had been done in Japan or in Holland?
Why this criminal "US" government has not made any climate protection and has never taken earnest the warnings from universities and from Europe?
And when will stop the environmental pollution by refineries and chemical industries also in the "USA"?
And when in the "USA" will it at last be prohibited to construct cheap wooden houses which need much electricity by air condition and heating?
And when in the "USA" will it at last be absolutely prohibited to construct cheap wooden houses in hurricane zones?
When this criminal "USA" will take earnest at last the own problems more and will take earnest the world problems which "USA" are producing themselves?
And why mass media have not detected all these facts to bring up a better government for the "USA"?
This criminal "US" government Bush is a case for prison. And why death penalty is not abolished in the "USA" until now?
Or the environmental pollution by the "USA" will only come to an end when the "USA" will drown as a whole. The hurricanes will become bigger and bigger yet...
Bye bye "America", we will be happy when you do not exist anymore. Then the question of the death penalty will be managed by nature itself.
Michael Palomino from Europe
P.S. from 2005-9-10
What has to be done with New Orleans? - BUILD ANOTHER NEW ORLEANS II in the inner country
Just this after Larry King's discussion (sent to CNN in an e-mail to CNN at 4 o'clock in the morning in Europe):
Risk 1: New Orleans is in a Hurricane zone.
Risk 2: New Orleans is on shore in a Hurricane zone.
Risk 3: New Orleans is in a basin on shore in a hurricane zone.
So it would be better to build another town, e.g. "New Orleans II", 50 km in the inner of the country in direction of Baton Rouge.
So only risk no. 1 exists - and the risks no. 2 and 3 will not exist anymore.
And any step hindering climate protection is one more risk for 1/5 of the "USA".
There is another risk so: the "President". Take him out and take him to justice. Death penalty, because he knew of all risks, and it's also a massacre with "only" 118 deaths (what surely is not true...).
[CNN reported "only" 118 deads for New Orleans on 2005-9-9 instead of more than 10.000 estimated on 2005-8-9].
If New Orleans is going on staying at this position on the sea shore, this would be a kind of collective suicide.
And it would be important to free Mississippi River of it's levees so the delta can be rebuilt by Mississippi River itself.
I see that Republican politicians have a proud from victory of Second World War yet, their souls are not present. They should all be sent to prison, at least they should be sent to an old people's home.
And there must be a discussion about the "democratic" system in the "USA", because there is the question: How a brainless biking and golfing President can be "President"? This must be a big question. I suggest the democratic system of Switzerland, or at least the democratic system of Germany.
When "USA" would want to be member in European Union the states system of "USA" would be at the level of Turkey: There would be much to reform in the "democratic" system.
So I go to sleep now.
Bye, Michael Palomino
1033 dead by Katrina
CNN reports for hurricane Katrina 1033 deads, in Mississippi 219, in Florida 11, Alabama 2, Georgia 2, and the rest in Louisiana with New Orleans 
The disastrous facts after the flooding
(from: Pro7: FocusTV: Nach der Flut ist vor der Flut - Reportage aus den Hurrikan-Katastrophengebieten im Süden der USA [After the flood is before the flood - report from the hurricane disaster area in the South of the USA]; 2.10.2005, 23:05-00:15)
150.000 houses are broken into peaces. 160.000 houses stay but cannot be safed because there is a mixture of mud and oil everywhere. The insurances estimate the whole damage by hurricane Katrina and Rita at 130 bn. $.
[This balance is self made: Wooden houses are easy to destroy, and it's an exaggerated poker game to build a town in a hurricane area under sea level. There has to be asked why the insurances are not insisting against these facts].
New Orleans: Water pumps for the museum and houses get moldy
German Technical Relief Organization (Technisches Hilfswerk, THW) is helping with mobile water pumps (Unimog vehicles) to pump the water out of the flooded areas. The "American" water pumps have been flooded and had to be spring-cleaned totally. And it stands out that the "American" water pumps seem to be about 100 years old because of their heavy construction [and they need a huge amount of electricity]. Commentator: The pumping stations as e.g. the pumping station no. 5 is "a case for the museum"...
After hurricane Katrina and after hurricane Rita THW is pumping out New Orleans another time. The old pumping house had been flooded again. [At least the pumping station should be built so it cannot be flooded...]
When the water is out, the houses get mouldy in the inner. The dampness and the heat of 40° C are ideal conditions for mould.
New Orleans: The Nine Ward quarter is totally contaminated with oil
The Nine Ward quarter is the heaviest destroyed quarter of New Orleans. And all - the houses and the soil - are contaminated with oil.
New Orleans: The French Quarter is empty - sex toys for the helping forces
The historic houses built of stone of the French Quarter are rapidly renovated. The town stays almost empty. Only the sex shop makes a good profit because helping forces, police and troops have a large need for diversion.
Louisiana: Town of Cameron: Open gas pipes and oil pipes
The town of Cameron (Louisiana) on the border to Texas had 9,000 inhabitants. The inhabitants could all flee. Hurricane Rita was "only" a category 3 hurricane at the end, but all houses are destroyed into peaces. [Wooden houses in hurricane areas never stay...]. The area must not be visited by the population until now because of broken gas pipes and oil pipes: Gas and oil are streaming out.
<Wilma delivers blow to Florida - Hurricane fatigue
from: CNN; http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/10/24/wilma/index.html
Wilma was the eighth hurricane to hit the state in 15 months, and officials said they were concerned that thousands of people ignored a mandatory evacuation order in the Florida Keys. [...] 'What we're dealing with is hurricane fatigue,' said West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel.>
President Bush knew about the destructive force of Katrina - his lie after the hurricane
from: Had Bush warned before "Katrina"? (orig.: War Bush vor "Katrina" gewarnt worden?) Teletext SFinfo, board 142, 2006-01-24
"White House is said having been warned of the catastrophic effects of the storm shortly before coming of hurricane "Katrina". Hours before "Katrina" reached the coast on 29 August  an e-mail arrived the board for inner safety with an estimation of the danger. Therein were explicit warnings of possible breaks of levees and of heavy floods with many deaths, too. The documents are contrary to statements of President George W. Bush. After the catastrophe he had declared that nobody had been able to foresee the dimension of destruction."
Präsident Bush wusste von der Zerstörungskraft von Katrina - seine Lüge nach dem Hurrikan
aus: War Bush vor "Katrina" gewarnt worden? Teletext SFinfo, Tafel 142, 24.1.2006
"Das Weisse Haus soll kurz vor dem Eintreffen des Hurrikans "Katrina" vor den katastrophalen Auswirkungen des Sturms gewarnt worden sein. Stunden bevor "Katrina" am 29. August  das Festland erreichte, sei per E-Mail eine Gefahreneinschätzung des Ministeriums für innere Sicherheit eingegangen. Darin sei ausdrücklich vor möglichen Dammbrüchen mit schweren Überflutungen und vielen Toten gewarnt worden. Die Dokumente stehen im Widerspruch zu Äusserungen von Präsident George W.Bush. Er hatte nach der Katastrophe erklärt, niemand habe das Ausmass der Zerstörung voraussehen können."
|Teilen / share:
At the end of 2014 the home page www.geschichteinchronologie.ch was converted into www.hist-chron.com
 Conclusion Palomino
 Ryan Rodriguez, university teacher in New Orleans (e-mail from 2010)
 hurricane Katrina 29 August 2005: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/1094725517675_315?hub=TopStories&subhub=PrintStory
 map with false indication of hurricane danger: http://www.weatherclassroom.com/encyclopedia/hurricanes_and_tropical_systems/united_states.php?cookies=0
 map with hurricane routs: http://www.mesopursuers.com/new_page_2.htm
 New Orleans French Quarter with white houses: http://photos.nondot.org/2001-06-13-AlabamaTrip/07%20-%20New%20Orleans%20-%20Friday/index6.html
 Mississippi delta 1812: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~wcarr1/Lossing2/Chap43.html
 New Orleans and marshes around it in 1812: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~wcarr1/Lossing2/Chap43.html
 New Orleans in 2005: Marsh areas became residential areas under sea level: http://www.mapquest.com/maps
 Mississippi-"Delta" satellite photo of 2005: http://www.sfu.ca/geog312/tutorials/assignments/hurricanes.htm
 New Orleans: Residential areas in the marsh sink under sea level on a romantic map: http://mwrneworleans.com/AIR%20SHOW%20BASE%20MAP.htm
 New Orleans: Pumping station no. 3: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/PastFeatures/PastFeatures.htm
 Hurricane "Katrina" on 2005-08-29: http://www.seattleweekly.com/resources/katrina.php
 New Orleans: Refuge in the Superdome before hurricane Katrina will arrive: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/photography/katrina/katrina1.htm
 Biloxi after hurricane "Katrina": http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050830/ids_photos_ts/r261561254.jpg
 Gulfport after hurricane "Katrina": http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1125628038610_106/
 New Orleans: Damages by wind: Hyatt Hotel without windows: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050829/480/ladm12808292330
 New Orleans: bricks on cars: http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/29/katrina.emails/index.html?section=cnn_latest
 New Orleans: Broken levee: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1125628038610_106/http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-08-31-levees-nohelp_x.htm
 New Orleans: Black population is optimistic: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/nsbe/Photos%20Page/2004-2005/RLC%202004/RLC%20Pictures.htm
 New Orleans after broken levees: Houses in the water to the edge of the roof: http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=144870
 New Orleans after broken levees: Houses in the water to the edge of the roof: http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=67862
 New Orleans: A canal bridge of a freeway sticking out from the water: http://www.spacedaily.com/news/hurricane-05zo.html
 New Orleans: The Superdome staying under water...: http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4203890.stm
 New Orleans: Evacuation from the Superdome in buses under water: http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=68312
 Dead body without pall: http://www.blick.ch/news/ausland/katrina/artikel25155
 Dead body in a pall: http://www.theeagle.com/stories/083105/nation_20050831991.php
 Gulfport: Flooded and damaged refinery: http://www.tagesschau.de/aktuell/meldungen/0,1185,OID4690270_REF1,00.html
 A chemical depot es exploding: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20050902-0619-katrina-neworleans.html
 New Orleans: Levee repair after "Katrina": http://www.detnews.com/2005/nation/0509/05/A01-303189.htm
 New Orleans: Freeway broken into peaces after hurricane "Katrina": http://www.detnews.com/2005/nation/0509/05/A01-303189.htm
 Rescue by helicopter after hurricane "Katrina": http://www.usnews.com/usnews/photography/katrina/katrina7.htm
 Dead body under a pall after Katrina: http://www.lcsun-news.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/209/19102
 The first water pumps are pumping the dirty water out of New Orleans into the sea on 2005-09-07: http://www.nola.com/hurricane/photos/