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Old 11-22-2018, 07:41 PM
 
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One of the contributing reasons for the toxic algae is also from everytime someone in South Florida flushes a toilet, etc.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Lol you clearly are clueless as to how that is defined if you believe Houston had to have existed 500 years ago for that definition to apply.

I don't know why right wingers are so anti science. It's truly baffling

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...that-possible/
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A 500-year flood isn't necessarily something that happens once every five hundred years. Rather, a 500-year flood is an event that has a 1 in 500 chance of occurring in any given year.
I donít believe there is any way of knowing if an area has a 1 in 500 chance of flooding in any given year. Especially when like I said, the landscape is constantly being altered by humans. When you have massive amounts of runoff trying to flow south through canals, and then hurricane force winds pushing it back north, you are going to have flooding. No surprise there.

Iím certainly not anti science, but I do get annoyed when people present scientific hypothesis as fact.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Houston didn’t exist 500 years ago, so you have no idea what a “500 year flood” even is.

The problem isn’t only the weather, it’s the massive amount of urbanization causing runoff. When you continue to pave over everything and channel all of the water through storm drains and ditches there’s bound to be a problem. Add into that all of the land that was originally low lying bottomland, that were then drained and turned in subdivisions, then everyone acts all surprised when it floods.
Florida has done a much better job at this than Texas how many retention ponds, Lakes, and canals, have been built along with this development you'd be hard pressed to find this in Texas.
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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Florida has done a much better job at this than Texas how many retention ponds, Lakes, and canals, have been built along with this development you'd be hard pressed to find this in Texas.
No matter how well South Florida's done with this, it will still all be submerged by climate change.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:56 PM
 
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No matter how well South Florida's done with this, it will still all be submerged by climate change.
Then don't live there.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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Y’all voted republican
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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Yíall voted republican
And yet, you've enjoyed your little Thanksgiving sojourn in our fair state, in a way that you couldn't in Connecticut.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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And yet, you've enjoyed your little Thanksgiving sojourn in our fair state, in a way that you couldn't in Connecticut.
Exactly. Connecticut is ultra-expensive, terrible weather this year (not always the case but this year was atrocious.

We had freezing rainy April, rained all May, July and August were EXACTLY IDENTICAL to Florida summer with no break in the heat/humidity during EXACTLY the same period it’s off season in Florida. September saw 12 days in a row of 100% cloudcover and then wet soggy conditions

October and Ever since, it’s been rainy and very cold and now it’s hiberbation season up north. How does this sound? It’s also VERY vERY very expensive to live up north

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Old 11-30-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: The Outer Limits
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Yíall voted republican
You folks are so fortunate...maybe now and well into your future you can get something done.
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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Exactly. Connecticut is ultra-expensive, terrible weather this year (not always the case but this year was atrocious.

We had freezing rainy April, rained all May, July and August were EXACTLY IDENTICAL to Florida summer with no break in the heat/humidity during EXACTLY the same period itís off season in Florida. September saw 12 days in a row of 100% cloudcover and then wet soggy conditions

October and Ever since, itís been rainy and very cold and now itís hiberbation season up north. How does this sound? Itís also VERY vERY very expensive to live up north
We met a couple just last evening from Connecticut. They were lamenting about how expensive it is to live there with all the taxes, and how much college tuition costs at UConn (where their Son attends). They just spent their last $30,000 from their 529 account on UConn, and told their Son the rest is up to him. They are paying 2x for college what we pay in Georgia, so our 529's holding just fine...no college loans needed.

They took a large loss on their home because very few can afford to pay the property taxes, so property values are in a downwards spiral. They said people are leaving Connecticut in droves. They were so happy to be here in Florida. After talking to them, we were so happy to have lived in Georgia, instead of Connecticut.

It was just a casual brief random discussion in a restaurant, so it would have been inapropriate to go into politics, but I'd love to know if they voted Dem up there in Connecticut all those years.
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