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  •  A large portion of my hometown (5+ / 0-)

    was wiped out in the '08 flood.

    According to some Kossacks the people who settled my hometown were stupid for building a town on a river in a beautiful valley back in the mid 1800s. Apparently the settlers should have known that 150 years later half of it would be washed away in an unprecedented flood.

    It's still a wonderful small town but many of the proud Victorian-era homes that stood on tree-lines streets had to be torn down after the flood. It will never be the same.


    Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

    by jayden on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 12:13:14 PM PST

    •  I Didn't Know That About You (5+ / 0-)

      I have lived my entire life around the Mississippi River. It gives and it takes. When I said above that the soil was the color of dirt, there was a reason for that.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 12:22:37 PM PST

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      •  I live in Austin now. (3+ / 0-)
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        NancyWH, LinSea, RiveroftheWest

        It has a unique history as well and has changed a great deal in the almost 30 years I've called it home. The growing pains are a constant concern among locals. I know live in the nation's 13th largest metropolitan area although it still retains a small-city vibe.

        Austin has undertaken major projects over the years to keep flooding at bay. Of course, it's not an issue like it once was because it never rains anymore...


        Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

        by jayden on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 01:21:38 PM PST

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    •  river cities flood (4+ / 0-)
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      NancyWH, jayden, LinSea, RiveroftheWest

      that's just part of living by a river, as people have done since cities began. you can do bits around the edges to make it a bit less bad, but every river town eventually has to rebuild from floods. sacramento went through several really bad ones in the 19th century, and it's only a matter of time before it gets hit hard again.

      if it's not floodwaters, it's earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, ice storms, fire, or sinkholes. always going to be something.

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