Friday, August 29, 2008

Gustav

I don't mean to sound callous, but I just watched a couple on the morning news tell a TV crew that were so very worried about the approach of the hurricane. "We've put everything we have into this house. If it's gone we have nothing." My question is twofold. WHY on earth would you want to stay in that area (let alone build a home there) and IF YOU MUST stay there for some sentimental or compelling reason, why don't you build something designed to withstand the forces of nature? People in the tropics have been dealing with these storms for centuries. We certainly could learn better ways of dealing with this kind of situation from them.

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