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PostWed May 13, 2020 6:48 am 
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This write up fails to mention that the wetlands are still being filled in and built on.  Where you see Walmart whilst driving on I-5 was once a swampy area and the fill keeps going in to build more businesses.  I am thinking that a Fred Meyer is or was (before virus) going to be located on more fill in an area where houses were bought up and demolished because of the 2007 flood.

Wonder if the Fill Wanted sign is still up by Home Depot?  Perhaps the virus depression will stop more destruction of the flood area?

Chehalis Basin Flooding

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I worked on this soon to be released film on the topic:

https://www.pacificrivers.org/chehalis-basin.html

Here's a preview, but I think it expires after today:


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PostWed May 27, 2020 4:20 pm 
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treeswarper wrote:
This write up fails to mention that the wetlands are still being filled in and built on.  Where you see Walmart whilst driving on I-5 was once a swampy area and the fill keeps going in to build more businesses. 

Which is just as foolish as those who insist on building on the east coast, or the gulf coast, then want someone, "the government" (us) to pay for their mistakes and then a$$ist them in rebuilding. Same thing happens up here in the "great white north": people build next to the river then wonder what happened when a major flood occurs. Like Ron White said, "you can't fix stupid".

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PostWed May 27, 2020 6:16 pm 
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moonspots wrote:
Which is just as foolish as those who insist on building on the east coast, or the gulf coast, then want someone, "the government" (us) to pay for their mistakes and then a$$ist them in rebuilding. Same thing happens up here in the "great white north": people build next to the river then wonder what happened when a major flood occurs. Like Ron White said, "you can't fix stupid".

Well it's not that simple any more. If you're in a FEMA designated flood zone you can't get any insurance except that provided by FEMA and the premium is 1% of the value covered up to certain limits. I can only get 200k of coverage on my house in a 100 year flood zone and it costs 2000 a year. If my damages exceed that I'm out of luck. If I were to built a new house, it would have to be built to FEMA standards (raising the house, on pilings, etc.).
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