Our buddy CES links to this prescient 12-minute segment from NOVA’s scienceNOW which aired on January 25th, 2005. It contains this amazing quote from Walter Maestri, the emergency manager for the city of New Orleans:
What really scares me to death is that we get a category 2 or 3 hurricane that rapidly intensifies to a category 4 or 5 storm. That’s the one that could absolutely be catastrophic here because we wouldn’t get people out. People wouldn’t be moving early as they were for Ivan. They would all be here, in the community, and all of a sudden we’d get this wall, this massive wall of water, the double whammy.