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SHE'S A POWERFUL FORCE -- NATURAL DISASTERS
I have a 8' retaining wall along the back side of my house, always get nervous when it rains like hell.
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(01-10-2018, 04:33 PM)BigMark Wrote: I have a 8' retaining wall along the back side of my house, always get nervous when it rains like hell.

I bet; hope your place doesn't get damaged Biggie.

These mudslides are vicious. Drought and wildfires wiped out all of vegetation and trees, so there's nothing to absorb and slow the slopes from turning into massive fast-moving walls of mud.
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I don't have any reason to worry, i'm just a worry wart.
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Guess seeing a SNAKE (I HATE SNAKES) every once in a while isn't so bad after all! hah
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When were those houses built?
You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
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(01-10-2018, 04:30 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote: California has definitely been put through the wringer over the last several months.

Droughts, fires, and now that we've finally gotten some much needed rain.........so far, 15 people have died and 24 more are missing in massive mudslides in Southern California.

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/victi...3-52253716

I feel like these deaths over the mudslides could have been avoided. Actually I read that people did not evacuate when they were told to. When we had the fires in 2015 mudslides were a huge concern the following spring-and they were monitered and precautions were taken for our safety.
I take it some public don't listen to these precautions.
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(01-11-2018, 05:48 PM)Love Child Wrote: I read that people did not evacuate when they were told to.


Wow. I didn't know that but I've kinda avoided seeing much coverage of it. I know it happened and I've read a tiny bit but after seeing a grown man cry as he searched for his mother I didn't want to see any more. It's a horror.

If someone told me I was in danger of being in a mudslide I would have moved like my ass was on fire.
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I don't want to watch the coverage just so I don't see a body getting pulled outta the mud.
You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
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(01-11-2018, 05:48 PM)Love Child Wrote: I feel like these deaths over the mudslides could have been avoided. Actually I read that people did not evacuate when they were told to. When we had the fires in 2015 mudslides were a huge concern the following spring-and they were monitered and precautions were taken for our safety.
I take it some public don't listen to these precautions.

Yeah, I don't doubt that many of the deaths are due to residents ignoring calls to evacuate. Unfortunately, the children, elderly, disabled and pets in the care of those who ignored the warnings didn't have a say in the matter.

It happens with every forcasted natural disaster. Some people get the hell outta dodge when ordered to do so - be it hurricane, fire, blizzard, slides, quakes.... And others choose to stay and try to beat the odds by standing their ground against Mother Nature.
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Mother Nature can be a "mean" ole SOB! hah
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This doesn't constitute a natural disaster in the sense of one but a pedestrian bridge has collapsed in Florida. It looks just awful. There are 5-6 vehicles crushed under it and they are reporting fatalities.
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That's pretty awful
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Hawaii

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A striking image shows the entire north portion of the crater in Mount Kilauea as residents are warned to 'go now' before more homes are destroyed.

Emergency authorities battling lava flows and gas erupting from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano warned some residents to evacuate after a new fissure opened.

So far, Kilauea has destroyed 26 homes and forced 1,700 people to leave their residences since it erupted on Thursday, spewing lava and toxic gas from volcanic vents in a small area of Hawaii's Big Island.

A new fissure opened Sunday night in the Leilani Estates area some 12 miles from the volcano, prompting a cellphone alert for residents to leave homes to avoid sulfur dioxide gas, which can be life threatening at high levels. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...lcano.html

Man, I hope this one doesn't stay active for years and that nobody ends up dying from it.
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It's like all parts of our country have their own special hell...earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes. Mother nature is a bitch.
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It appears that rather than 64 people dead in PR, there are 72 times that. That is a national shame.
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Thailand

I was going to post this in Love Child's thread about the 1940s drowning victims of a bus crash, but that thread appears to have vanished, so I'm posting it here.

The 12 Thai school boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave may end up having to stay there for four more months, until rainy season ends.

They're barricaded in by a mile and a half of flood water and mud in complete darkness. Until their location was discovered, they'd been without food for nine days.

The remote rural hillside near the border with Laos and Myanmar is currently a teeming metropolis of rescue workers, engineers, troops, politicians, relatives, media and local well-wishers producing round-the-clock vats of noodles for all concerned.

These are the options rescue experts are considering to address the situation.

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Only the most experienced rescue divers were qualified to go in. Diving lines have been laid out so that other rescue team members can maintain deliveries of food, clothing and medical supplies with antibiotics and paracetamol already prescribed as a precaution.

Any plan to walk and swim the boys out could take up to six hours per child and energy levels will be crucial.

I really hope they all make it out safely, of course. But, I do feel like the coach has some explaining to do if the initial reporting is accurate, namely that there was a sign in front of the popular labyrinth cave's entry warning that it's unsafe to explore during rainy season. Still, the coach reportedly took 12 boys, most or all of whom reportedly can't swim, to check it out.

Full story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...there.html
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(07-04-2018, 02:04 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote: I was going to post this in Love Child's thread about the 1940s drowning victims of a bus crash, but that thread appears to have vanished, so I'm posting it here.


Here it is. She posted it in the Dungeon -

http://mockforums.net/showthread.php?tid...#pid473534
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Thanks Duchess! No wonder I couldn't find it; I never go into the dungeon alone at night. Smiley_emoticons_smile
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You're welcome, doll!
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(07-04-2018, 10:58 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote: Thanks Duchess! No wonder I couldn't find it; I never go into the dungeon alone at night. Smiley_emoticons_smile

Well, you are smarter than the coach! That is sad that he took them all in there, AND that they don't know how to swim!
It is good they are getting food to them, I was wondering how they are taking care of bathroom needs.
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