Flooding in Houston on a catastrophic scale

  Forum Editor 07:19 30 Aug 2017
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but not a word about it in our forum, have we no interest in what is unfolding in Texas?

If ever anyone wanted evidence of one of the consequences of global warming, this is surely a prime example.

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  Quickbeam 07:26 30 Aug 2017

But Trump denies global warming. so it can't be that.

  Quickbeam 07:30 30 Aug 2017

Either way hurricanes are a natural phenomenon, and like earthquakes are unpredictable in their destructive capability as acts of god.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:41 30 Aug 2017

complaints about lack off help when phoning 111.

Why do people insist on staying when they were warned in advance to move to higher ground.

  Belatucadrus 11:35 30 Aug 2017

Why do people insist on staying when they were warned in advance to move to higher ground.

Many of the people involved have not been flooded in living memory, so presumably expected to be high enough. Envisioning the consequences of up to 19 trillion gallons of water falling on you in a space of four to five days is rather difficult.

  Forum Editor 12:08 30 Aug 2017

"Why do people insist on staying when they were warned in advance to move to higher ground."

People cling to their homes, hoping that things will turn out OK - it's human nature at work. Easy to criticise, but until you're faced with a situation like that...

  Forum Editor 12:13 30 Aug 2017

"Either way hurricanes are a natural phenomenon"

Yes, they are but that doesn't make it any the less distressing for the huge numbers of people who see their homes and possessions under water.

This hurricane has been particularly nasty because of the vast quantities of water it has dumped in such a short space of time. It's still doing so, and there will be further destruction before things start to get better.

The miracle is that there haven't been many more fatalities.

  wee eddie 12:28 30 Aug 2017

It has been likened to the Monsoon. Something that happens across India and Bangladesh every year

  LastChip 12:30 30 Aug 2017

"but not a word about it in our forum, have we no interest in what is unfolding in Texas?"

Did the Americans give a monkeys when the floods across Northern Ireland and the UK happened in 2007? I suspect not, even though they were deemed to be the worst since 1947.

While I accept it's not on the same scale, it was just as important to the people affected.

  Forum Editor 12:32 30 Aug 2017

wee eddie

But this year things are much worse.

  rickf 12:35 30 Aug 2017

Being punished for electing Trump?

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