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Tropical Storm Barry #5158531
07/12/19 10:06 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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Good luck to all affected by Tropical Storm Barry. Sounds very serious.


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Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Snagglefoot] #5158536
07/12/19 10:12 AM
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If I lived in an area where I needed to prepare or evacuate, I would. Otherwise, it's just weather hysteria. Welcome to planet Earth.


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Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Snagglefoot] #5158558
07/12/19 10:50 AM
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I think US taxpayers would be better off buying up property in flood prone areas than continuing to build taller and taller levees.

And the marshlands that help to curb inland flooding need to be restored in areas where they are needed.


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Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Snagglefoot] #5158611
07/12/19 12:05 PM
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Predicted to reach hurricane force by landfall tomorrow morning. Best of luck to those in its path.


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Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Donald] #5158698
07/12/19 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
I think US taxpayers would be better off buying up property in flood prone areas than continuing to build taller and taller levees.

And the marshlands that help to curb inland flooding need to be restored in areas where they are needed.

It was being looked at post Katrina until certain agenda driven people got in the middle of it

Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Donald] #5158735
07/12/19 02:30 PM
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In Harris County (Houston Tx), if the damage exceeds a certain % of home value, you will not be able to get a permit to rebuild and you will be bought out.


Ike was a much bigger storm than Katrina but it is almost never talked about.

You figure out the difference.

Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Snagglefoot] #5158773
07/12/19 03:13 PM
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I would expect a lot more chatter about the costliest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history (Katrina $125 billion) than the sixth most costly (Ike $38 billion).

Some people would consider the storm that did nearly 4 times more damage to the be the "bigger" storm.

The difference: $87 billion



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Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Snagglefoot] #5158783
07/12/19 03:19 PM
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The worrisome part of Barry is the potential for storm surge to back up the (already flooding) Mississippi-it sounds like some of the earthen levees in NOLA may get damaged. Hope everybody gets through OK!


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Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Donald] #5158788
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Originally Posted by Donald
I think US taxpayers would be better off buying up property in flood prone areas than continuing to build taller and taller levees.

And the marshlands that help to curb inland flooding need to be restored in areas where they are needed.


And paying out flood insurance so people can rebuild in flood-prone areas.

Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Donald] #5158829
07/12/19 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
I think US taxpayers would be better off buying up property in flood prone areas than continuing to build taller and taller levees.

And the marshlands that help to curb inland flooding need to be restored in areas where they are needed.


Why should taxpayers pay at all? The government doesn’t pay my heating bill when it’s cold or fix my roof when a tornado comes through. Don’t spend my money on other peoples weather and geography.

Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: DoubleWasp] #5158839
07/12/19 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DoubleWasp

Some people would consider the storm that did nearly 4 times more damage to the be the "bigger" storm.


4 times more damage... or 4 times more money paid out.
Big difference.

Harvey was the most expensive.
Still people waiting for help.

Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: JamesBond] #5158960
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Why should taxpayers pay at all? The government doesn’t pay my heating bill when it’s cold or fix my roof when a tornado comes through. Don’t spend my money on other peoples weather and geography.
X2 enough already

Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Snagglefoot] #5159003
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I have one rule I live by , NEVER BUILD A STRUCTURE BELOW SEA LEVEL .

Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: KJSmith] #5159004
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Originally Posted by KJSmith
Originally Posted by DoubleWasp

Some people would consider the storm that did nearly 4 times more damage to the be the "bigger" storm.


4 times more damage... or 4 times more money paid out.
Big difference.

Harvey was the most expensive.
Still people waiting for help.



Katrina killed 10 times as many people as either Ike or Harvey. That's human beings, not property.

That detail alone is enough to generate some extra buzz, and also indicative of the level of actual damage done.

Harvey is tied with Katrina for expense.

Again, the difference is 1600 dead human beings.


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Re: Tropical Storm Barry [Re: Snagglefoot] #5159020
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