How do appropriate authorities, today and going forward, deal with this attitude?
Guidroz said that the Southern Louisiana community “is protected better than we were 70 years ago” but that most residents did not build their homes above flood levels. Building on pilings 10 feet aboveground is expensive. And residents “just don’t think it’s going to happen to them in their lifetime,” Guidroz said. “They’re willing to take the chance.”