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Let It Rain [Jul. 21st, 2008|04:20 pm]
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It looks like Hurricane Dolly is going to bring us some rain in a  couple of days. Although I hope we don't get too much, it would be just fine if we get a little bit more than enough.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-07-23 05:05 am (UTC)
I actually like the torrential downpours we get here. They are one of the reasons I moved to Texas. But sometimes it gets extreme. I've seen water 5 inches deep flowing down a hill at Kerrville. I know it can be even worse than that. I feel bad that people get drowned in those big storms. It must be awful.

I agree that people shouldn't build in the 100 year floodplain. The house I'm going to build on my land will be in the lowest part of the 500 year floodplain. I want the house to be built above the height of the highest water that I know has been there. People seem to think I'm being silly. But I'm not.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-07-23 03:34 pm (UTC)
Not silly at all. Put in the best (deepest, most resistant) foundations you can afford, and put the house up above ground a few feet. Underneath, the tornado shelter in a half-basement.

I look at vegetation, not floodplain maps, which are drawn and redrawn as the economy and developers fight over land. Development affects floodplains but they're rarely redesignated to take that into account.

May the market rebound and give you the resources to do what you want.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-07-23 04:45 pm (UTC)
"May the market rebound and give you the resources to do what you want."

From your keystrokes to G-d's CPU.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-07-23 05:03 pm (UTC)
Didn't work with K's dog. Didn't work with several other things...I think G-d wants me to hit different keystrokes. Sigh.

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