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(Huffington Post)   Severe thunderstorms and showers have flooded the towns of Northern MinnesOMG THE ZOO'S POLAR BEAR ESCAPED   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 105
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2012-06-21 01:05:03 AM  

gunther_bumpass: Joafu: Gyrfalcon: DORMAMU: ontariolightning: America has turrible drainage systems. Taxes aren't fun to pay but at least you'd have actual decent roads, drainage, infrastructure

No matter how much you spend in all infrastructure you want, mother nature can still at any point slap you down to your knees and yell "YOU BETTER START SUCKING!"

/agrees more infrastrycture to mitigate and limit shiat like rhis would be a good thing

You can never have the drainage and runoff systems needed to control a flood like this. Any more than you can have a completely earthquake-proof structure or an adequate warning system for an F5 tornado.

The only way to completely avoid flood damage like this is to not live in a floodplain near the Mississippi.

Most of the damage from this isn't from standing water flooding, but from rushing water from the hill; it's closer to mudslide damage. No river is making this, it's from rainfall alone. Very few people have flood insurance, as this isn't a flood risk area. Plus, you know, the Mississippi is about 100 miles west of here.

Bullshirt. it's the queers. They're in it with the aliens.


Finally someone who gets it!
 
2012-06-21 01:29:50 AM  

swangoatman: Joafu: That's my dad and sister providing scale for the road

your sister looks hot


www.washingtonpost.com

And that's all I'll say on the subject.
 
2012-06-21 11:34:38 AM  

whoiswes: Funny thing is that Como is STILL housing three brown bears from Minot, SD - from when THAT zoo flooded over a year ago. They don't even have room for Berlin but there aren't too many places that can house bears safely. Como is turning into a fricking ark...


Not to mention that Como Zoo has some of the most malaise-ridden animals I've ever seen in a zoo.
 
2012-06-22 08:58:42 PM  

Gyrfalcon: DORMAMU: ontariolightning: America has turrible drainage systems. Taxes aren't fun to pay but at least you'd have actual decent roads, drainage, infrastructure

No matter how much you spend in all infrastructure you want, mother nature can still at any point slap you down to your knees and yell "YOU BETTER START SUCKING!"

/agrees more infrastrycture to mitigate and limit shiat like rhis would be a good thing

You can never have the drainage and runoff systems needed to control a flood like this. Any more than you can have a completely earthquake-proof structure or an adequate warning system for an F5 tornado.

The only way to completely avoid flood damage like this is to not live in a floodplain near the Mississippi.


Gyrfalcon: DORMAMU: ontariolightning: America has turrible drainage systems. Taxes aren't fun to pay but at least you'd have actual decent roads, drainage, infrastructure

No matter how much you spend in all infrastructure you want, mother nature can still at any point slap you down to your knees and yell "YOU BETTER START SUCKING!"

/agrees more infrastrycture to mitigate and limit shiat like rhis would be a good thing

You can never have the drainage and runoff systems needed to control a flood like this. Any more than you can have a completely earthquake-proof structure or an adequate warning system for an F5 tornado.

The only way to completely avoid flood damage like this is to not live in a floodplain near the Mississippi.


Duluth is NOT in the Mississippi watershed. All the water in this area drains to ... Lake Superior and then? Yes, that's right. The Atlantic via the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence. Of course, north of Duluth around Virginia is the Laurentian Shield, north of which everything drains where class? Mississippi? Sorry. It drains NORTH to Hudson Bay.
 
2012-06-22 09:01:00 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Joafu: Gyrfalcon: DORMAMU: ontariolightning: America has turrible drainage systems. Taxes aren't fun to pay but at least you'd have actual decent roads, drainage, infrastructure

No matter how much you spend in all infrastructure you want, mother nature can still at any point slap you down to your knees and yell "YOU BETTER START SUCKING!"

/agrees more infrastrycture to mitigate and limit shiat like rhis would be a good thing

You can never have the drainage and runoff systems needed to control a flood like this. Any more than you can have a completely earthquake-proof structure or an adequate warning system for an F5 tornado.

The only way to completely avoid flood damage like this is to not live in a floodplain near the Mississippi.

Most of the damage from this isn't from standing water flooding, but from rushing water from the hill; it's closer to mudslide damage. No river is making this, it's from rainfall alone. Very few people have flood insurance, as this isn't a flood risk area. Plus, you know, the Mississippi is about 100 miles west of here.

Yes, I know. But you're in the Mississippi river system drainage plain, aka "A floodplain near the Mississippi". Perhaps I should have said a floodplain OF the Mississippi. Point is, all that rainwater has to go somewhere, which is into the river. Anywhere there is a floodplain, there will be flooding and flash flooding when it rains.


Nope. Not a floodplain "of" or "near" the Mississippi. Totally different system.
 
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