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  •  If we started building large subway systems (1+ / 0-)
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    they could function as BOTH mass transit and as tornado shelters.

    I have an unrelated question - I heard on TV that at one of the leveled schools that children and teachers were drowned because the basement they took shelter in filled with water and they drowned.

    Where did the water come from? A reporter said rain runoff, is that true? How much rain came with the tornado? I haven't been hearing about other flooding . Could it have been broken pipes? I just don't understand that report.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Tue May 21, 2013 at 04:54:08 AM PDT

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    •  given how low-density most American cities (3+ / 0-)
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      are in the Midwest, you'd never get even to the planning stage with subway systems.

      I'm not saying it's a bad idea; I personally think every city should have a metro and if I was dripping with money I'd make it happen. I'm pointing out the reality of the situation.

      (This sort of is my job.)

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