- Cities on major fault lines
- Coastal regions where major hurricanes strike
- River floodplains
- Tornado Alley
- Forests that burn
- Hillsides that slide
- Cities in places where water is nil
- Cities built below sea level
- Cities built near volcanos
Then they blame climate change
Cities in places where water is nil.
7. Cities built in deserts (don’t complain about droughts)
8. Cities built below sea level (don’t complain about too much rain)
9. Cities built near volcanos
10) Hilltops where lightning strikes the house.
And cities and communities that build 3-phase 115 kV to 765 kV AC above ground transmission lines that create “H” fields large enough to kick in that dormant cancerous impulse that snuffs out people left and right day-in and day-out every day.
Burying these lines in intertwined (120 degree phase cancelling) shielded conduits would be a step in the right direction…
“Cities on major fault lines”
Made me laugh. 2010, my son and I were touring northern AZ and southern UT. Stopped in Hurricane, UT, for lunch. I asked a clerk, “I’ve heard the Hurricane Fault is a major fault. Where is it?” She pointed, and said, with pride, “Right outside. It runs right down the middle of the street.”
My favourite crazy urban behaviour are the loons that chose to live near an airport and then march in the streets over the noise of the planes.
Amen. My neighborhood is on final approach to a major airport. Some neighbors called the airport and asked them to reroute the planes. Duh.
Happens every year. Southerly winds in the summer keep the planes away. The north winds of winter bring the planes overhead. New neighbors are horrified.
As an AF veteran, I rather like the planes.
I went hiking in the Jura Mountains, and quite literally one hotel had the Swiss/French boundary running doen the corridor.
During the war, the German troops occupied the French half of the hotel, after occupying France, but left the hotel keeper to stay in the other half.
The village was called La Cure.
10. Out on a rock in the middle of the ocean in the hurricane zone………me
Good living until the big one hits tho, I should think. When I lived in FL 15 years ago, you could still buy a beautiful lot in the keys for 100k. Now my place is beyond the CAT4 flood zone in Lee County. Probably get rained out none the less.
Build your effing house whereever the eff you want to build it. If it gets swept away in some inevitable disaster, don’t worry, Uncle Sam will bail you out anyhow.
I think those categories cover every single city in the world. But isn’t that the point?
The town closest to me is in a pretty decent area.
10. Building in the Coastal Plain, subject to Tsunamis. The list sums up almost the entire earth’s surface. Most of the problems can be mitigated with proper engineering or management.
1. Engeneer buildings to withstand
2. Engeneer buildings to withstand, minimum coastal setback, breakwaters
3. River management and don’t let Demonrats or any politicians have part in contracting
4. Shelters, warning system and be prepared to rebuild
5. Proper setback and undergrowth management (controlled burn)
6. Proper geological survey and retaining walls (this one is wide spread)
7. Water management. Do what Kali started, continue what they did, not what they do now like dump tons of water to the bay for a bait fish.
8. Dikes and seawalls (see No. 3)
9. Make proper sacrifices to the volcano gods and be prepared to GTFO.
And there’s such a lovely view from here in Roswell!