The Washington Post has an interesting and terrifying analysis of what is likely to happen to Tampa Bay when a major hurricane like Katrina strikes that city. Estimates of damage top $175 billion, and according to the story, a World Bank study called Tampa Bay one of the most at-risk areas on the globe. Yet it appears that the city and surrounding areas have done little to prepare for the catastrophic effects of such a storm, especially if rising sea levels are factored in.  You can read more about it here.