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NASA`s Sky View Of Hurricane Irene... OH CRAP!

Hang in there, East Coast. Let the rest of I-A-B know how you`re doing...

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NASA`s Sky View Of Hurricane Irene... OH CRAP!. Hang in there, East Coast. Let the rest of I-A-B know how you`re doing...
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Hits: 22196 | Favorites: 2 | Emailed: 3 | Rating: 2.6 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 08/26/2011
 
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flyducks
Male, 13-17, Europe
 231 Posts
Sunday, August 28, 2011 11:48:41 AM
space is incredible

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2824 Posts
Sunday, August 28, 2011 6:44:32 AM
@terracottus

"On that note: It must be possible to build houses that can withstand strong winds a flooding."

I live in a 160 year old house built with stone walls a foot and a half thick.

I'm struggling to think how we can build homes that are storm-proof. :P

radoinc
Male, 18-29, Europe
 183 Posts
Saturday, August 27, 2011 1:54:48 PM
Well, this is scary. I hope you'll be all right.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2087 Posts
Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:18:10 AM
terrac, generally modern construction quality is shoddy. People in the us are only concerned with square footage(lots of it). We are so used to buying cheap consumer crap for everything that some of us accept that in our houses. Also we ignore history and build in inappropriate places.

terracottus
Male, 30-39, Europe
 278 Posts
Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:16:38 AM
On that note: It must be possible to build houses that can withstand strong winds a flooding. Just build low concrete bunkers, sealing them off the water should be easy. Or is it cheaper in the long run to just built cheap houses, let them be destroyed and build them again? I've heard some things about american houses...

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