Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by Toronado3800, Aug 27, 2018.
Is this some kinda joke?
The land is not developed,it's nothing but woods.
How bad would it have been without the dams?
Have you forgotten what was posted in the OP? You seem to want to get bogged down in debating the specifics of New Orleans and Houston, while completely ignoring the premise of the thread. Then you want to know if I'm joking when I attempt to get the thread back on track. So, I guess I must then ask you:
Are you some kind of troll? Are you even capable of discussing the topic at hand? Are only concerned with telling people how they are wrong, or do you have real solutions to the issues presented?
Well considering this thread was woken from the dead forgive me for forgetting the fine points.
As a fifty year resident of the Houston area I'm well aware of the flooding issues.
There are certain areas that flood,personally in my fifty years in Houston I've never had floodwaters in my home.
So, would we all be better off if they just quit rebuilding those certain areas which do flood and built in the areas that did not flood?
So you wanna tear down 1/4 of the city for a 1000 year flood?
First, I don't believe it was a 1,000 flood. Remember the links to the three 500 year floods I gave, one from the same newspaper.
Second, we aren't gonna afford all of this at once. First we'll buy out (give one time welfare to, not continious levee welfare) the folks who flood all the time.
Third, I'd just not rebuild troublesome areas or rebuild their levees. That way we don't displace 10,000 ppl at once. More like "you got your insurance money here is an additional 20k, go rebuild someplace smart and consult a topographical map this time, we don't deal with repeat victims".
There are no homes on the outskirts of the levee system that flood all the time.
I've lived on the outskirts of both reservoirs for fifty years and have never been flooded.
The neighborhoods that flood the most often are the older sections of Houston where the old drainage systems cant keep up.
What insurance money? Most dont carry flood insurance and if you live in a flood prone area the insurance companies wont cover you for that anyway.
Here's the thing....while we get street flooding somewhat regularly we dont normally get house flooding.
I don't believe that is true. Houston makes the news too often for flooding (just like the idiots here to be fair).
Either way, if the houses don't flood and we're not paying to protect them because the people who live there are more special than those of us on high ground, fine.
I really dont care what you believe.
I live here and know the score. As I said,I've lived near the reservoir for fifty years and have never been flooded.
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