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Old 08-16-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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Just thought I'd point out how Houston's floods reach the front cover of every newspaper, and goes completely viral, while Louisiana's recent flood which is much, much, much worse seems to be under the radar. I'm not saying Houston's flood didn't negatively effect the city, but the recent Louisiana flood damages makes Houston's flood laughable. Yet that flood doesn't go no where near as mainstream as Houston's flood.

Again, I'm not saying Houston's flood didn't cause damages. But currently in Baton Rouge, there are so many people who just lost their house. I know a lot more people from Houston, yet I haven't met anyone in Houston that completely lost their house yet, and out of everyone I know from Baton Rouge, only one person can say his house is currently inhabitable. This makes me wonder, why is it that when Houston floods, the world thinks the apocalypse is happening in Houston, and central Louisiana's flood which is much worse continues to be under the radar.

Edit: Since it seems to I made it unclear, I am referring to Houston's floods around April versus the recent Louisiana flood in August.

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Old 08-16-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Here in Maryland I didn't even hear about Houston while the local news has Louisiana as the first or second story.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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Just thought I'd point out how Houston's floods reach the front cover of every newspaper, and goes completely viral, while Louisiana's recent flood which is much, much, much worse seems to be under the radar. I'm not saying Houston's flood didn't negatively effect the city, but the recent Louisiana flood damages makes Houston's flood laughable. Yet that flood doesn't go no where near as mainstream as Houston's flood.

Again, I'm not saying Houston's flood didn't cause damages. But currently in Baton Rouge, there are so many people who just lost their house. I know a lot more people from Houston, yet I haven't met anyone in Houston that completely lost their house yet, and out of everyone I know from Baton Rouge, only one person can say his house is currently inhabitable. This makes me wonder, why is it that when Houston floods, the world thinks the apocalypse is happening in Houston, and central Louisiana's flood which is much worse continues to be under the radar.
Louisiana's flood is getting lots of press.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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The media here in Houston is just busy talking about the conditions here, thats why you are not seeing as much about the worse conditions in Louisiana. Nationally, Louisiana is getting more coverage than Houston right now.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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The media here in Houston is just busy talking about the conditions here, thats why you are not seeing as much about the worse conditions in Louisiana. Nationally, Louisiana is getting more coverage than Houston right now.
He might be referencing the flooding that happened in Houston during April vs Louisiana's August flooding.

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Old 08-16-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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The media here in Houston is just busy talking about the conditions here, thats why you are not seeing as much about the worse conditions in Louisiana. Nationally, Louisiana is getting more coverage than Houston right now.
I'm just saying, in April, literally everyone I know which extends from Colorado to out the country were asking about the flood, and none of them heard about the recent Louisiana flood.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:35 PM
 
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He might be referencing the flooding that happend in Houston during April vs Louisiana's August flooding.
This is exactly what I was referencing.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX
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He might be referencing the flooding that happend in Houston during April vs Louisiana's August flooding.
My guess is because Houston is a major city/airport location/etc.

That said, we had friends and family from the east coast call and ask if we were getting affected by the same storms from Louisiana. So obviously they have heard abou the recent floods out there.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:39 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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This is exactly what I was referencing.
Ok. Houston's flooding was a story here then, also.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:53 PM
 
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yea but around here in houston we all know about how bad gulf coast flooding can be. I used to visit baton rouge monthly for a few years and i have yet to see any pictures shown of anything i reconise. They are showing denham springs a lot which is right down i-12 from baton rouge and i never visited there much.
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