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  •  I admit, if my tax dollars are going to go to (13+ / 0-)

    rebuilding houses in tornado country, hurricane country, or the ever-flooding Mississippi basin area, then I think we need building codes that reflect the realities of the area and are hardened to withstand such troubles.

    In the long run, that would be cheaper that constantly funding the rebuilding of the bog-standard matchstick wood-frame houses multiple times.

    And they need a safe & secure storage area for household chemicals so that they aren't constantly being washed away also. But then I'm sure that's more "Gummint Reg'lations!"

    The internet is ruled by cat people. Dog people are busy playing outside.

    by Canis Aureus on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:08:13 AM PDT

    •  To a certain extent................ (2+ / 0-)
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      I agree with your point. One program that addresses a similar problem is the National Flood Insurance Program.  The NFIP recognizes the futility of rebuilding in the floodplain  in certain cases and provides supplemental insurance for homeowners (most don't know that homeowners insurance does not cover damage from flooding.)  

      The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

      by cazcee on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:30:42 AM PDT

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