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Should people be allowed to rebuild their homes where risk of natural disaster is high?


Homes built in high risk areas are often "accidents waiting to happen". Seaside homes in hurricane zones, homes on riverbanks that flood every few years, houses at the foot of mountains where heavy rains cause mudslides. Because of the risk, many of these homes are not insured against the natural disaster they are at risk for. So the federal government (FEMA.etc.) often steps in to mitigate the damage and loss at taxpayer expense.

 

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    Stephanie Launiu (Hawaiian Scribe) 3 years ago

    Although relocation would be painful for the people involved, many probably end up relocating anyway. I read your hub and left a comment. It is a commonsense solution, but not much legislation coming out of DC are commonsense ideas anymore.

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    Stephanie Launiu (Hawaiian Scribe) 3 years ago

    I completely agree that government is far more powerful now than it should be. Would you be open to people not receiving government aid if they rebuild in a high risk area and get wiped out again? Seems unfair government should keep paying for loss


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