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Old 09-08-2021, 19:26   #2
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Good to hear a sad story with a (mostly) happy ending.

Yes, man-made disaster all in the making of a terrible mess that Mother Nature shows no remorse for.

When I first got to Houston just before Harvey it was quite amazing the decision makers hadn’t begun dumping water from the three main reservoirs before it was too late…days to prepare and hours to panic…weeks, months and still years later not anymore prepared or ready for the next one.

I’d seen that happen before in Washington as well, dam/reservoir operators too slow to see the catastrophe coming straight at them in slow motion with meteorological experts shouting at the top of their lungs, “this is going to be a historic disaster, the time to prepare is now!” Crickets from local officials and planning commissions.
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