Barry J Wilson
30/8/2017 · 43 min read · ~100
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Houston Reminds Us That Floodplains Are Key To Public Safety

Houston Reminds Us That Floodplains Are Key To Public Safety

“Houston is very flat,” said Robert Gilbert, a University of Texas at Austin civil engineer who helped investigate the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. “There is no way for the water to drain out.” - LA Times Report by Ralph...

Barry J Wilson

Barry J Wilson

Mohammed A. Jawad thanks for the welcome - I'll do my best to give good content!

13/9/2017
Barry J Wilson

Barry J Wilson

Thanks @FranciEugenia Hoffman - I really like this place! People are very friendly and engaged. I'm glad you like the article. Our ecosystems function is key to our future safety - especially in many of the large cities of the world

13/9/2017
Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
12/9/2016 · 39 min read · ~100
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August 28, 2017 Update: On Swimming In Poison With Horses

August 28, 2017 Update: On Swimming In Poison With Horses

Update I  For  June 20, 2017Update II For June 20, 2017:Update III For August 28, 2017ORIGINAL ARTICLE: AUGUST 13, 2016It was interesting in and around my apartment complex during the recent great flood in Baton Rouge. The complex, located in the...

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

Gerry, as at 1600 hours, Sat, 09/09/17, things look much better for West Palm Beach. Unless your Aunt is very frail, she should fare okay. Hope she has water, some food, and a couple of flashlights on hand, though. It is doubtful that the Big Wind from the Big Apple will give a damn about your aunt or any other of the common people. I don't know when we'll get back to South Florida, but when we do, and you Aunt needs some help, let me know, If the roads are clear, I can drive up there to check on her. Stay in touch.

9/9/2017
Gerald Hecht

Gerald Hecht

Phil Friedman roger that...Godspeed, and --oh yeah what was the brand of epoxy you recommended (screw the landlords)...I know I noted it down somewhere. Seriously though this one is a very contrarian monster --I almost think that Hemingway himself would have left for a while (either from Cuba or the Keys)...and you think his sentences are short enough now --I've a feeling that if he'd survived the Irma/Jose combo...from then on his writing style would have so completely succumbed to "brevity"...that they'd read like this: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT1+shtml/091745.shtml its hard to be taken seriously as literary figure when it gets to that point. Right now I'm more concerned about my aunt --she managed to end up stuck in West Palm...not cool; I wonder if the leader of the free world will open up his resort/fortress as a shelter across the bridge...I'm calling the Casa Blanca now!

9/9/2017
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