Coming from the "little boutique town" you love to deride which had what may have really been the worse natural disaster in US history (at least if measured by the number of dead–3000+) in 1906, I think they’ll come back strong and I badly want them to. Like New Orleans, most of my home town was rubble and 6 years later it had been rebuilt completely and hosted a world’s fair:
I think your attitude about this is pessimistic in the extreme.
Thanks for this, BT. I cannot comprehend the arguement that New Orleans should be wiped off the map because of this disaster. Quite the opposite, rebuilding and preserving is not only the right thing to do but it is a lesson for generations to come. Not everything can or should be thrown away. We’d lose a lot if we dismantled every place that was ever vulnerable to natural disaster.