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GeneralRe: What the heck is up with this CD? Pin
GuyThiebaut26-Jan-21 22:07
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CodeWraith26-Jan-21 22:18
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Sander Rossel26-Jan-21 22:46
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Jacquers27-Jan-21 1:36
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Sander Rossel27-Jan-21 2:15
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W Balboos, GHB27-Jan-21 2:21
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Sander Rossel27-Jan-21 11:00
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W Balboos, GHB28-Jan-21 2:48
mveW Balboos, GHB28-Jan-21 2:48 
Sander Rossel wrote:
Houses that were around at the time, which is more than you'd think (complete streets and villages), still show.
A lot of houses were completely under water, but some were only half, and you can still see where the water stopped,
My entire city was effectively under (ocean) water. Living on some of the highest ground on this barrier island, we only had about 60cm outside and, except for a small room at ground level, about 40cm inside. Others, particular in the western part of the city, had 1m-2m of sand left behind when the ocean receded. The boardwalk was shredded and throws hundreds of meters inland. This story was the same up and down the entire East Coast of the US. The water supply plant literally blew up. Flooding much of the NYC subway, down the coastline - the number of people effected was quite staggering. That was near the end of 2012. It was amazing seeing the contents of homes - every one of them, piled up for disposal. By contents, I mean furniture, appliances, and the floors and walls. Many homes have since paid to be raised about 3m. City code now demands new construction be raised.

Yet - very very little of the damage remains to be seen. The government (despite political opposition for quite a while from the southern and western states who get disaster help frequently) opposed it. A few, however, had no work done. Some, because given FEMA money, they used it to pay down their mortgage instead of repairing the house and then cried they have no place to live. Only a fraction of a percent aren't redone and re-inhabited. A 500 year flood they called it - but as the climate evolves I worry if they're off by an order-of-magnitude.

Anyway - it Sandy did not make it into the form of an idiom as yours did. Probably, because the country's too large. Also, particularly in the South, they've been getting floods and storms like crazy these last few years. And the fires. And droughts. So far, the sheer size of the country makes them more expensive economic events (if we ignore the local misery). I never want to experience something that becomes and idiom.

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