Drought damage homes

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    This drought has cost billions in agriculteral damage, and now another billion dollars to private homes.

    U.S. drought adds up to costly fixes as basements, foundations crack | Nation/World | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    Home repair businesses, especially those specializing in repairs to basements and foundations, can barely keep up with demand. Drought-related home damage is reported in 40 of the 48 contiguous states, and experts say damage to homes could exceed $1 billion.

    Dan Jaggers, a board member of the Basement Health Association, a Dayton, Ohio-based trade group for basement and foundation repair businesses, said this year's drought is probably the worst for homes since the late 1950s. Houses in the central U.S. -- from Louisiana up through the Dakotas -- are getting the worst of it, but significant damage is being reported all across the country, he said.
     
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    Well, at least there are some jobs to be had out of this.
     
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    Where's FEMA?
     
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    They're out on the Tennessee highways with TSA and DHS chasing DUI's.
     
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    Wow! $1 Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelion in damages over 48 states.
     
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    Maybe the plumber's union could help. Think of the irony. Crack on crack.
     
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    This work calls for a massive congregation of crack whores.
     
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    Drought in Texas...
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    The New Dust Bowl
    September 2012 - Texans have endured dry days before. They’ve seen lakes vanish and rangeland wither. But the drought of 2011 was gut-kicking even by Texas standards.
     
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    Maybe it's... Could it be...No it must be... Yes it is... Definitely man made Global Warming.
     
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    Severe droughts in Spain, Australia, Mexico and the US, and with increasing severity and frequency.

    I posted on another thread that parts of Australia have had 10 droughts in the past 15 years - up from an average of around 1 per decade going back 40 or 50 years.

    And still not a single Climate Sceptic will discuss the issue at all. They just spam the thread and run away when the facts start appearing.
     

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