I was listening to the Talking heads discussing how stupid it was that the flood victims in Texas built where they built, and why didn’t they have flood insurance? They actually were having a discussion on why Americans should not be able to build homes near rivers, the ocean, or the gulf……..really? The stupidity seems to originating from the Talking heads.
Did you know that most of the people, in Houston, who flooded during this event were not in the designated National Flood Map zones? Their homes were high and dry during the last three big rain events. Their mortgage companies didn’t require flood insurance, and their was no indication that their homes were at risk.
Did you know that a large majority of homes that were flooded, were flooded on purpose by the Army Corps of Engineers who schedule water releases from two reservoirs that were at risk of failing? How can a home owner insure themselves from that type of event?
Did you know that the national weather service added a new color to their rainfall charts? Black, they added black to show the areas that received over 50 inches of rain.
Outside of a city that is up in the mountains with incredible drainage, 50 inches of rain would flood just about anything.
Who would expect that much rain?