If the floating house was in New Orleans when Katrina hit would it have saved any lives?



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    It’s possible, though it depends on how quickly it adpats to rising waters. Many of the deaths in the Lower 9th ward were due to the sudden impact of the water breaching the Levees. The home is not designed for someone to remain there after, only to float and protect the hosue and it’s valubles from minimal damage.  Provided it rises and still keeps these people safe, the area still had to deal with a poor emergency operations plan, a poor rescue operation (not to take away from those who worked day and night to rescue people, it was just a very poorly devised plan, if you can even call it a plan), sweltering conditions and a political battle. What would have saved lives is proper construction of the levee system in the first place.

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