Friday, September 23, 2005

9th Ward Takes Another Hit

Water poured into the streets of the ninth ward, as an 8 foot storm surge from Tropical Storm Rita overwhelmed a significantly weakened section of the Industrial Canal levee. The Industrial Canal levee was one of the first levees to break because of Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge. Army Corp of Engineers Brig. Gen. Robert Crear did not expect a breach this early, and they expect it to continue for several hours. The main pump that usually pumps water from the ninth ward is still not functioning, due to damage from Katrina. Moreover, FEMA claims to be working with parish officials to find ways to pump out the water.

This will have little impact on Tulane, as the university is very far from this particular area. As long as there are no other levee breaks, New Orleans should be able to recover from this relatively quickly. FEMA says the breaks are just in areas that were temporarily sandbagged and that the permanent part of the levee is still intact. Let’s hope it stays that way.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate hurricanes. They suck. why don't they warn you about these when your being recruted?

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did you see this?

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the slur on our community colleges?

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering why my entries disappeared?

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that it is obvious that there are going to be hurricanes in any of the Gulf states. That is like saying you didn't know that there are earthquakes in California.

But you're right. Hurricanes suck balls.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Brett Hyman said...

NO, what I don't want is a personal attack against someone that has nothing to do with this site. I will delete comments that have nothing to do with the hurricane. That's all there is to it.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Brett Hyman said...

Behavior like that is not tolerated. He is no longer a member of the fraternity, please give it a rest. If you want to know the truth, then email me at and we'll talk. But PLEASE, leave this crap off my site.

5:34 PM  
Blogger patty said...

heres the big question. Even if we do come back for the spring, will the city be able to take hurricane seasons in the coming years? Are we going to miss fall semester for the rest of eternity? I really want to go to Tulane, in fact it was the only school i aplied to. But i can't be in a state of limbo about the future, and i don't think many other people can do it either.

9:00 AM  
Blogger bc555 said...

this stabbing has everything to do with the hurricane. During this time when tulane kids are spread all over the country a positive image needs to be created so the already minimal prospective student pool can be increased. I dont think any parent of a perspective student is gonna want his or her kid hanging out with punks like that.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Freshman Mom said...

re: comments by bc555 and others...
I DO agree that positive image is really important, perhaps now more than ever. However, the general student body has been portrayed very nicely recently. Their commitment to their school has been expressed in recent Admissions Receptions around the country to OVERFLOWING meeting room. I know that a recent evening session for high school families was standing room only after the room was filled.

Sorry, but I have to say... as a parent..."give it a rest!"
Do you seriously think prospective parents believe that such behavior is a true indication of who their kids will hang out with? OR, do you think that this particular type of incident isn't happening all around the country?

C'mon. Let's not be so naive as to think that.

Really, when people love to rant on and on about Tulane being such a party school...or Indiana...or wherever...well, I just think it's funny because you can find that on ANY college. It's inherent in our society...sad to say.

I'd really think that any parent who was so influenced by one violent story is walking around with his/her head buried from the realities of college campus life.

Just my opinion...not a personal attack on yours.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Ben W said...

first of all i want to make it clear that brett does not control a bunch of AEPi thugs(yes i am in AEPi), thats the most ridiculous comment ive heard and if you want to judge an entire fraternity based on one persons actions, thats what most people would consider stereotyping. you would think especially in a situation like we are all caught in people would be a little more positive. im not defending or condoning his(the person at emory) actions at all, but it really pisses me off when people hide behind their anonymous postings and make generalizations, now let the focus of this blog return to the true reason it was created.... THE HURRICANE AND EVERYONE AFFECTED BY IT

3:03 PM  
Blogger rob d said...

The unfortunate events at Emory will effect everyone at Tulane, not just AEPi. I urge you to not judge an entire organization such as AEPi because one member made a poor decision. I am not an AEPi and in fact in another fraternity on campus. I understand the concept of guilt by association but think about this; sure the person who committed a crime may be an AEPi, but he is also a Tulane student. Before you point the finger at Brett or AEPi, remember that you are also associated with Tulane in some form or another.

In addition, although I do not know him, I appreciate Brett for creating this site. It has provided a good source for communication among students and he has run it in a professional manner which is extremely respectful. I also appreciate those people who have contributed in a positive manner to help keep the rest of us informed on real matters.

4:30 PM  
Blogger TheDevilIsInTheDetails said...

For the next hurricane photo rita ; the easy way to keep going.

10:38 PM  
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