Well not if 8 people still died after all that disaster planning. Not as I think of it at leasrt but at least here in the UK a lot of people seem to be saying "oh they went over the top" Over the top? This is about human lives people and given what happened last time with Katrina who can blame them.
It is interesting looking at these sorts of stories being so far away but the way that the UK public and more to the point the UK media looks at things will never cease to amaze me. The main good thing to come from this story though is the fact that the edies (is that how you spell it) and flood defenses have held so that there won't be the same kind of devastating flooding as before.
Sorry for such a short post there may be another later.