Allen Lottinger

At last we know how to evacuate

It may have been one year — and one hurricane too late — but Mayor Ray Nagin has come up with a firm plan for evacuation when a Category Two storm approaches. It may save lives and a lot of utter frustration when the inevitable happens again.
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Allen Lottinger

Levees no match for restoration

The state and federal government will get more bang for their bucks by paying for coastal restoration, rather than building levees.Imagine building levees designed to protect populated areas from category five, or even category three, hurricanes in South Louisiana? […]

Allen Lottinger

Who’ll be the next governor?

It’s not too hard to figure out who two of the candidates in the next governor’s race will be. The incumbent Democrat Kathleen Blanco has already thrown her bonnet into the ring. And everyone expects Republican Cong. Bobby Jindall to repeat his candidacy from the last race. […]