Yeah, don’t you think that you might, oh, I don’t know, do something a little different this time?!? Like, maybe build a water channel and use the dirt to build a hill? Maybe a big hill, or something like the Mound Builders made? If Dubai can make a palm tree in the ocean, don’t you think you could make something like that that would stand up to a flood? It’s Texas, maybe something in the shape of the state, or a star or something. People would go for that, right?
I sure hope government regulations don’t stop construction companies from overbuilding, polluting, putting up buildings that won’t be able to stand up to hurricanes or price gouging. You know how much Republicans hate those nasty regulations that make it hard for companies to make money off all those suckers.
It’s actually been going on for a while. A LOT of the homes along the Florida West coast beaches like St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island are built on fill that was dredged up from the Gulf floor in the 60s, and made into “Dry” land, with an elevation of about 6’ if they are lucky!
The solution is obvious; don’t drain low areas and don’t fill in low places.
Coastal cities don’t just need to be rebuilt, they need to be redesigned to better mitigate/avoid the flooding left in the hurricane’s wake.
They will make tax payers pay for their flood plain replacement houses.
In Trump speak: If you make money from building these houses you are a “winner”. If you buy one of these and lose your home you are a “loser”.
Overbuilding, Inc. is a division of Overpopulate The Earth, Inc. The planet can sustain a population of around 1.5 to 2 billion. We have 7.6 billion. The carbon footprint from this much overpopulation is what is destroying our planet. We’re now down to party on to the max and figure that there’s no hope for the future billions of people or get serious and take action. First action is breed rate must be reduced to one or none for several generations. Second action is a major carbon tax with those tax proceeds going to green energy development and implementation. I’m guessing nothing will be done soon enough… so party on folks.
Think of all the people in Las Vegas, Phoenix or Tucson who want a green lawn like they had back in the Midwest before they retired. You live in the desert! Rock garden people! The Colorado River doesn’t even make it to the Gulf of Mexico anymore. How unnatural is that?
As long add the status quo is followed nothing will change. People don’t care about tomorrow. They only care about today.