With Gustav approaching and hitting in the next few hours, safety becomes high on the priority pole again. Never will there be a time that a bigger hurricane may not come along. Or a nastier tornado, or flood or some yet unnamed disaster. Now is the time to build for such. It is too late when the governor says evacuate. There were 40 Monolithic Domes in the path of Katrina. I was amazed how many people showed up for classes that fall. In fact we had to have 2 classes in October. But since without the hurricanes there has been substantially less. I am not surprised, but it does seem interesting how fast we as people forget.
I for one think they should have moved New Orleans to higher ground. There never will be a safe way to have a city below sea level. It is not in the cards. On the other hand rebuilding provides a lot of jobs. I sincerely hope the city is spared this onslaught. But I also know that there is a hurricane yet unborn that will top any levees made by man.
We have a Monolithic Dome under construction about 200 feet from the waters edge at Cameron, LA. It is to be built on a 16 foot high sprayed in place cylinder. We finished the cylinder last week and pulled the men out. The dome will have to wait until after the hurricane. I will let you know how the cylinder makes it.