The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85093   Message #1574418
Posted By: JohnInKansas
02-Oct-05 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
Subject: RE: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
But Bobert - this was a "*500 year event." So if it costs *$3 billion to rebuild, amortized over the next *500 years before it's likely to happen again, that's only $11.41 per minute (not counting interest, of course).

Of course while we're waiting for the next "big one" in N.O., we'll have to do Fla *80 or *100 times, CA forest fires about *200 times, WA & CA mudslides *250 times ... but these are likely to all be little ones (individually, at least).

* = all figures I made up on the spur of the moment.