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How safe do you think New Orleans is to visit or to live in?

Asked by Aster (15291 points ) September 11th, 2010

I read they won’t fix the dykes to the ends and it makes me think NO is going to be
flooded again just as badly.

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john65pennington's avatar

I would not trust New Orleans, yet. the city still has many houses declared unsafe and bacteria still looms in secret places. the Federal Government is again about to pour more money into New Orleans in its cleanup efforts. i will not discuss the crime thats surging in New Orleans. I think you would be safer in Jamaica.

Aster's avatar

thanks. I wasn’t going again; I was just curious whether I was being fatalistic!

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

It’s pretty safe to visit, but I wouldn’t live there.

KhiaKarma's avatar

I live here. It’s recovering and prospering in many ways. Crime is a problem as stated by @john65pennington, but typically between people involved in risky things. New Orleans has so much to offer and I wouldn’t live anywhere else- and I had a choice…we moved here almost 3 years ago. I have never felt more at home in a city. It has a spirit that is unmatched and I hope that it is able to retain it’s uniqueness as it continues to be restored. There is risk anywhere you live. Flooding is always a possibility here, but that is why I have a raised house. If my house floods, no need to ever return.

sleepdoc's avatar

I used to live there and have been back to visit many times. The city has a certain vibe to it that makes you miss it. As for living there it really depends on what stage of your life you are in and where you want to live.

Aster's avatar

As a possible decent comparison, if I wanted seafood, a quirky atmosphere and humidity I’d pick Key West instead.

KhiaKarma's avatar

It’s definitely not for the thin skinned. I think I had thin skin when I moved here, but now I think I could make it anywhere. New Orleans is ike the new New York…If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere! (although I don’t know if I’d “make it” in New York)

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