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Old 10-16-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Preparing for water and weather disasters does not require "new" technology a humans have been building dams and levees for over 5,000 years. What it will require the political determination of what needs protecting and how much to spend on the projects. The usual results are Not In My Back Yard and we can't cut military spending to pay for it.

I suggest living on a hill at least 30 miles from an ocean and buying lots of flood insurance. If Yellowstone blows buy a big umbrella and watch the show.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Do you think future technology will help cities to drain flood water fast, so that there is no major flooding on the roads? Many parts of the country will need this especially if climate change causes stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Can it be done?
Considering there is not a specific timeframe, I think eventually, controlling floods and even weather is possible. The latter might take centuries more, but still very possible. Local flood control should be an easier task though. I can't say what technology will be used, but I like to think the sky's the limit when given enough time.
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