A whopping $3,014,170,389,176,410 is the dollar figure so far sought from some of the largest claims filed against the federal government over damage from the failure of levees and flood walls following the Aug. 29, 2005, hurricane.
Of roughly 489,000 total claims, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has received 247 for at least $1 billion apiece, including the one for $3 quadrillion.
I have a solution.
Condemn all land in the area that is below sea level and make the homeowers sign a document that they are living there at their own risk.
Invest a few million dollars into a new engineering school and allow these residents to design and construct their own levee walls and thus accept the liability on their own backs.