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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Inches of rain in New Orleans due to hurricane Katrina...18
Inches of rain in Mumbai (July 27th)...37.1

Population of New Orleans... 484,674
Population of Mumbai.... 12,622,500

Deaths in New Orleans within 48 hours of Katrina.. 100
Deaths in Mumbai within 48 hours of rain... 37

Number of people to be evacuated in New Orleans... entire city...
wohh
Number of people evacuated in Mumbai... 10,000

Cases of shooting and violence in New Orleans... Countless
Cases of shooting and violence in Mumbai... NONE

Time taken for US army to reach New Orleans...48hours
Time taken for Indian army and navy to reach Mumbai...12hours

Status 48hours later... New Orleans is still waiting for relief,
army and electricity
Status 48hours later...Mumbai is back on its feet and is business is
as usual

USA... world's most developed nation

India... third world country...
post #2 of 14
If those stats are correct it sure makes India look far more civilized that the US.
post #3 of 14
And apparently, Mumbai doesn't make the news on the internet, because I've never heard of it (I get my news online, don't watch TV).

Amber
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by fatkitties
And apparently, Mumbai doesn't make the news on the internet, because I've never heard of it (I get my news online, don't watch TV).

Amber
Me either. And I do watch the news on TV. However, the US will always take precedence due to the huge conglomerate that is the US media.
post #5 of 14
I may be wrong, so please let me know if I am-----but doesn't India experience the monsoon rains every year and thus they are better prepared and better equipped when dealing with large amounts of rainfall like this. They've "been there, done that" right? Also, New Orleans is below sea level, a rather "bowl" shaped city. It's a bit harder to keep water out of a place when it "should" be underwater anyway. Those stats ARE interesting, though.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Those stats ARE interesting, though.
Especially the part of when help arrived.
post #7 of 14
Maybe Dubya should consult with them to see what they are doing right??
They probably spent alot less $$ too.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by GailC
Maybe Dubya should consult with them to see what they are doing right??
They probably spent alot less $$ too.
well you know what they say "Practice makes perfect"
post #9 of 14
I think I will still take the good old US of A over India any day.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
1. India is all too ready for calamities and it does have heavy rainfall every year due to the monsoon season.

http://www.indiaenvironstat.com/Indi...tid=22&level=1

2. It is also a fact that the floods in New Orleans were more caused by the damaged levee (sp?) than by the rainfall.

3. Perhaps the fact that India is not as rich as the US, there's really nothing for the people to steal or loot or get violent over.

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Originally Posted by fatkitties
And apparently, Mumbai doesn't make the news on the internet, because I've never heard of it (I get my news online, don't watch TV).
It is sad that regular floods occurring in calamity-prone areas is no longer considered news worthy.

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Originally Posted by ckblv
I think I will still take the good old US of A over India any day.
I am sure a lot of people agree with you!
post #11 of 14
Interesting indeed.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
I may be wrong, so please let me know if I am-----but doesn't India experience the monsoon rains every year and thus they are better prepared and better equipped when dealing with large amounts of rainfall like this. They've "been there, done that" right? Also, New Orleans is below sea level, a rather "bowl" shaped city. It's a bit harder to keep water out of a place when it "should" be underwater anyway. Those stats ARE interesting, though.
Yeah, it is a bit hard to compare stats in that manner
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by fatkitties
And apparently, Mumbai doesn't make the news on the internet, because I've never heard of it (I get my news online, don't watch TV).

Amber
Mumbai is the new name of Bombay.
post #14 of 14
I'm not very good at internet research, but the statistics seem to be from various different floods -- it's been a very bad year for them, too.

Mumbai had floods from poor drainage because the drains did not work right or because of the release of water from neighbors reserves -- they're still arguing about it.

According to one site environmentalists and urban planners blame flooding on poor drainage due to constuction that blocked water exits; the government blamed it on clogging of drains by plastic bags thrown away by households. They are now considering banning plastic bags.

After the floods two-three months ago 80 buildings have collapsed because of flood damage killing over 400 people. Now the government is forcing the evacuation of 10,000 people from similarly damaged buildings into shelters.
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