|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||17 Dec 2005 22:11:30 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Friulian (Italy) model for disaster recovery|
Submitted by Eve Bach firstname.lastname@example.org|
A historic region of Italy, hit by an earthquake in 1976, provides a model for New Orleans' reconstruction
Laura Thomas San Francisco Chronicle December 17, 2005
In 1976, an earthquake hit the center of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a region in northeastern Italy where my mother was born. It comes to mind as I think about the destruction of certain New Orleans neighborhoods from the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina and the debate over whether they are worth rebuilding. The story of Friuli convinces me that they can and should be rebuilt.
The shaking began in Friuli at 9 p.m. as families were watching the telegiornale, the national news. When it was over, about 1,000 people had been killed in a 3,300-square-mile area, including about 100 workers in a rubber factory and an entire billet of carabinieri, Italy's state police. Dozens of villages were destroyed; their stone and plaster houses, churches and old walls, some dating from the Middle Ages, crumbled.
For the entire article, see http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/12/17/HOG09G85TH1.DTL
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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