I rather liked Dallas, well I still like OzSurfer. I haven't really paid that much attention to what kind of damage the storm did, but I will get back to you, when I'm better informed. First rule of commenting on serious issues: know your stuff.
It made me cry while I was watching the news... My heart went out with empathy...all those people who have to escape from their homes. They don't know what a mess they'll come back to.
Terrible.But it's hurricane season
This is just a really bad one.
Flood? Wasnt Texas one of the dryest hottest states?
That's an unbelievable amount of rain. If that was snow it would be 40 feet high. There is no preparation for that kind of disaster. I see they are already pointing fingers at what Houston should have done. No way to win the Monday morning quarterback arguments.
Agree. Exactly how does someone plan for a 500/1000 year flood? You can't.
Some people are now raising their homes several feet - to the tune of THOUSANDS of dollars - not many can afford that kind of cost. And to do that to all new homes in our area will place most people right of the ability to buy a home.
I'm not a climate denier, but I would hold off on attributing any one storm to global warning. If the severity of hurricanes and cyclones rises for a period of years, only then would I be a more open to the idea of causality.
No, not global warming - just simply a really bad hurricane with tons and tons of rain.
The Galveston hurricane of 1900 wiped out the entire island - about 5,000 people died. They didn't have 'global warming' back then.