Good News! Washington To Spend $9.6 Million For Flooding Protection

It’d be a real shame if the Washington elites couldn’t get to work for a couple months

Construction will soon begin on a new barrier to protect downtown Washington, D.C. and the National Mall from Potomac River flooding in the event of a massive storm.

Officials said Monday that the $9.6 million levee project will begin in late November or early December.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concluded after Hurricane Katrina that Washington’s flood-control system — built some 70 years ago — was inadequate for a major storm. The corps estimated a major storm could cause $200 million in damages to museums, memorials and federal office buildings.

It’s not really a bad idea to deal with the levee’s, there is quite a bit of history in DC: the museums, the memorials, the federal buil….well, never mind them. Really, though, Katrina? Granted, D.C. is prone to flooding like most other cities, as well as basically being a swamp next to a river which last had a major flood…..damn, over 70 years ago. Funny how liberals are always going on about nature and man not interfering, yet, they have to make sure they protect their seat of power.

But, hey, it’s only $9.6 million. Pocket change.

Oops. Headline changed.

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4 Responses to “Good News! Washington To Spend $9.6 Million For Flooding Protection”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Better check your headline here Teach sometimes people get so caught up in their hissy fits over “liberals” that they forget what the difference is between a BILLION and a million.Funny how conservatives who are always going on about how bad our schools are haven’t seemed to learn their math. http://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

  2. Whoops. Sometimes forget to proof the headline. My bad.

  3. captainfish says:

    so…. I guess New Orleans will just have to keep waiting till their levees are built up?

    BTW Teach.. that 70 years ago… wouldn’t that make the time frame around the 30’s and 40’s.. when the world climate was very active and the CO2 was very low?

  4. You bet. You had the very hot 30’s, and the cool 40’s. Musta been all the use of trains….wait, don’t liberals want to build tons more trains now?

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