OK, maybe abandon is a harsh word. How about relocate? Bottom line.....Houston is flooding again. Heavy rains made portions of I-10 and Beltway 8 impassable. William P. Hobby Airport was closed for two hours. The mayor took a helicopter tour and said he saw "block after flooded block"
Anyone remember Tropical Storm Allison? It was June 2001 and it flooded Downtown Houston.
That's twice in five years and neither instance was a hurricane event. I think we should consider relocating Houston. It is clear that they will continue to flood and the city can't seem to do anything about it.
I especially love this quote from the mayor of Houston about this weekends flooding:
"We live in Houston, Texas, and you can't be surprised at flooding in Houston," White said. "When you have this much rain in a short period of time at a place that's near sea level, then you still have some real risk."
The bold is my emphasis.
Check out the pictures from TS Allison (2001):
Look familiar? Imagine a Cat 5. I think its time to relocate Houston.
Hollis P. Wood
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