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The problem with this article is that it does not distinguish between above or below sea-level parts of New Orleans.

It is foolish and cruel to encourage people to move back to parts of New Orleans which could be flooded--unless the areas are "floodproofed" which will take a decade at least even if we started today. (You can't really floodproof an area unless you rebuild the barrier islands and wetlands; and that is a mammoth task.)