CDZ Big government in Texas makes America less competitive

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  1. Toronado3800
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    Cool, congratulations on picking your home well. Not everyone does. Let's buy out the ones that do flood, not yours.

    Does the reservoir protect your home?
     
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    Not home...."homes" as in six of them.
    And not one flooded.
     
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    Cool. I live in another area which makes the national news for flooding and home I have ever lived in has flooded. Even grandma knew to buy on the hill so to say.

    If I buy that nice cheap house in the bottomland will you raise your taxes to build me a better levee (forcing the next guy to do so also), and help rebuild my flooded house?
     
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    Why would you buy a house in a flood prone area?
     
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    100 year flood events have a strange way of happening in Houston every 15 years or so:

    This TS Allison from 2001:
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    I lived almost directly under that "28.79"....

    It likely would not settle the issue but there should have been a "Manhattan project" type of effort to build canals from about Matagorda to Houston to channel the water elsewhere so water would not be pushed into the neighborhoods. But that would mean raising taxes and Texas doesn't do that. So you have major flooding every 10 years or so.
     
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    I agree with most of what you typed.

    Instead of a Big Government Manhatten Project sized project to help a few ppl at the expense of the many how about we just relocate the few ppl?

    Relocating doesn't create a subclass of folks who need tax dollar help to keep their houses from flooding forever.
     
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    My last reply was too hastily typed.

    Got me why ppl buy houses in flood prone areas. I have a decent eye for water runoff areas and elevation changes. Even if I did not, topographical maps aren't that difficult to find. My favorite residence was probably 6 miles from the confluence of this continent's two largest rivers. It was quite uphill from there though and so were the roads leading to it. No flooding issues for me.

    These folks "down the hill" the next interstate exit over though flooded predictably. When I was young and things seemed special and tragic I helped sandbag. Now when it floods I play with the model railroad and think they should have moved 25 years ago instead of putting us all in position to have to pay for shelters, rebuilding and helicopter rescues
     
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    33 Trillion gallons of water dumped on the area in Hurricane Harvey.........

    A lot of water...................The city isn't going anywhere.............it's in a flood zone...........so measures are needed to lessen the damage when it floods...............

    Not sure what projects are proposed..........but they are going to need some very big Resevoirs to handle that much water............
     
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    I think the best bet would be to remove some of the trees and dig out the reservoir.
     
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    Exactly. More to the point of the OP, why would we continue to use taxpayer money to rebuild those homes?
     

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