The ocean has pretty much claimed it. A choice will have to be made re the debris people must clean up. Those choices are mostly to take it out by truckloads to inland landfills, dump it in the ocean, or have a big bonfire.
The main reason I'm responding to this question is because I just heard an interview in which someone was discussing the issue of FEMA continuing to pay out our tax monies for people to rebuild on shifting sands.
The discussion was worth pondering and a public discussion among people willing to speak up on the matter would be important. His proposition was that no one be allowed to build homes within a mile of the beach. Tough love...
Anyway, either we will continue to pay for the consequences of trash being created from so many buildings being destroyed because they were built where they shouldn't have been built, or we will not.
That is so refreshing. Common sense. Catastrophe for man does not mean it for nature. Storms like these two do not hurt our earth. They are part of it. Our favorite out here is living in a desert. Duh, we run out of water duh.
You are right about building where natural disasters likely will occur. They expect to have 8 million cubic yards of waste for Harvey. Here is a link to an article https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/us/g … ml?mcubz=0
Knowing about hurricanes results in appropriate expectations: https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/ne … efits-2016 Equalling no panic at the wind/rain/flooding/etc and acceptance of responsibility for building near water. Duh
Tim that is scary. And it just hit me that probably a tenth of that is toxic to some level. The chemicals in garages and under the sink. And some portions have to have feces on them. Or did all that already go into the ocean?
It is scary. Add Irma's to it. That is a 'lot' of landfill. They said for Sandy it was the equivalent of 4 Empire State buildings of refuse. They ask it be separated, but how many do you think will? Good point on toxic to the environment.
by IslandBites 16 months ago
Maximum sustained winds of 185 mphCategory 5 Hurricane Irma has become one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, and is threatening to slam into Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with "potentially catastrophic" force on Wednesday, the National...
by L.M. Hosler 16 months ago
Hi Hubbers,I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article Hurricanes: Be Prepared to Stay Safe. What can I do to improve? Thanks!
by Anne 16 months ago
I just wanted to say I hope that all my HP friends who live in the path of this terrible event have taken all precautions and will be safe. My thoughts are with you all.Anne.
by Jack Lee 16 months ago
Do you know it was the 7th largest storm in recorded history of the Florida coast?From all the 24/7 coverage, you would think it is the end of the world...I have no problem with warning people of impending disaster...This wall to wall coverage is over blown in my opinion.What do you think?
by nidaafzal241 16 months ago
What is hurricane irmanone
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|