I read something yesterday by someone that thinks it will either never exist again, or not be New Orleans, as the world has known it, ever again. Someone else said it will be the new Atlantis. So anyone think it will be rebuilt? I've come to the opinion that it would be foolish to rebuild it where it is, and it seems many others are coming to that conclusion also. I think, in my poorly educated opinion, that it would be better to plan and build a new city in a more stable area nearby, maybe call it "New Nola, LA", and develope trucking and transportation routes through the flooded area, maybe similar to the Chesapeake bay bridge. I might think about going down there in that case, too. I'm having trouble seeing what the point of rebuilding really is if this can happen again sometime. Of course, Real Estate investors with major properties down there will take a loss, but that's why you have insurance. The homes that have been lost may not be salvagable, and the contents unrecoverable. I know home is where the heart is, but this may be one of those rare events where home no longer exists. I've read the levee system will never be strong enough to protect a city like New Orleans, so far below sea level and close to the sea, from future disasters like this. To be bluntly honest, I'd be devastated if my home on Long Island were under water, which isn't totally impossible (unlikely, but not impossible), but I might almost be thankful for the opportunity and catalyst to pick up and start over somewhere else. That's just my dissatisfaction with LI, though, I don't expect everyone to feel that way. I'm just wondering why. Not argueing or calling anyone stupid, just looking for more information/education on why it would be worthwhile to rebuild/salvage the city.