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Hope you are all safe out there.

Looks like we have two dams that can break at any moment.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-flooding-bell-falls-dam-evacuation-1.5111947

https://globalnews.ca/video/5199225/floodwaters-rise-in-bracebridge-ontario-as-town-placed-under-state-of-emergency

With more rain and snow?? This weekend it is something to watch out for. Always be prepped for an emergency.

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15 hours ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

It looks like we will be seeing this more often in future. 

Strongly disagree.

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These people have chosen to buy homes near the water. The homes were cheap.

They knew the risks.

 

 

 

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When it comes to helping other people, I would like first to help other people - when it would change the future for the better. (A child whose life would change.)

Help other people when it encourages more stupid behaviour? Count me out.

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Our tax money should not be given to people with homes/cottages/cabins near rivers lakes.

I prefer to give my tax money to teachers so that we have fewer illiterate children. This might encourage parents to send kids to school.

If we "bail" these homeowners, we will just encourage more foolish people to buy a "wonderful" place near the water, at a lower price.

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2 hours ago, August1991 said:

 Our tax money should not be given to people with homes/cottages/cabins near rivers lakes. 

Kind of harsh, Auguste, but I feel that there is an element of cheerleading for excessive wealth and a disdain for true charity.  As such, I agree with the sentiment.

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6 hours ago, August1991 said:

Strongly disagree.

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These people have chosen to buy homes near the water. The homes were cheap.

They knew the risks.

 

 

 

What I mean is we will be seeing record-breaking floods on a regular basis. 

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15 hours ago, August1991 said:

Strongly disagree.

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These people have chosen to buy homes near the water. The homes were cheap.

They knew the 

But if the house was never flooded before, they wouldn't know the risks. Proximity to water is not as significant a factor as elevation, and if water has never reached that elevation before, it is rational to have built there. Otherwise, you could say the whole island of Montreal is right next to the water and no one should have built there.

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4 hours ago, BubberMiley said:

But if the house was never flooded before, they wouldn't know the risks. Proximity to water is not as significant a factor as elevation, and if water has never reached that elevation before, it is rational to have built there. Otherwise, you could say the whole island of Montreal is right next to the water and no one should have built there.

 

This is by design, as not only do Canada/provinces have very outdated and poorly accessible flood plain data, many cities did not want such transparency and reporting of flooding risk to impact economic development and tax base.

 

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Poor flood-risk maps, or none at all, are keeping Canadian communities in flood-prone areas

Cartographic depictions of areas most likely to flood under certain conditions are invaluable resources for Canadians. But unfortunately, the vast majority do not have access to such maps

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-poor-flood-risk-maps-or-none-at-all-are-keeping-canadian-communities/

 

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19 hours ago, August1991 said:

Strongly disagree.

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These people have chosen to buy homes near the water. The homes were cheap.

They knew the risks.

 

 

 

What about people who were told by land use authorities, planners, building inspectors and such that there was no risk or it was negligible?

It'll be interesting to see how the tension between liability and responsibility plays out in areas in the future where local authorities have been politically pressured and instructed to ignore and eschew taking climate change into consideration.  No doubt insurance actuaries must have lots of fun splaining things in such places. 

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There are lots of developed areas on "flood plains." Half of Ontario and Minnesota and North Dakota as well as nearly all of Manitoba and a good chunk is Saskatchewan was once Lake Agassiz. You live where it hasn't flooded recently, but once it becomes a lake again, you emigrate.

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BubberMiley is right, there is no cause for alarm. They are hyping the news about flooding as hard as they can. We even have reporters on the scene, standing in the water in rubber hip-waders, looking straight into the camera and saying definitively "This is due to global warming."

7 hours ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

Whatever plans there were to fight this problem will have to be radically augmented. 

Yes, water is constantly eroding the planet. Suggest plans should involve not building homes too close to the river. Problem solved...

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On 4/30/2019 at 8:41 AM, SpankyMcFarland said:

What I mean is we will be seeing record-breaking floods on a regular basis. 

Disagree. This is not new.

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The floods are not record-breaking. What is "record-breaking" is people buying/building places near water - then claiming damage. 

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wow, almost 10 replies and none bought up the climate change. Are all the leftists taking International Workers' Day hoilday? :o

August1991 is right. People knew the flood problem:unsure:

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14 hours ago, OftenWrong said:

BubberMiley is right, there is no cause for alarm. They are hyping the news about flooding as hard as they can. We even have reporters on the scene, standing in the water in rubber hip-waders, looking straight into the camera and saying definitively "This is due to global warming."

Yes, water is constantly eroding the planet. Suggest plans should involve not building homes too close to the river. Problem solved...

Any story is hyped these days. Given that we’re talking about the nation’s capital there will be a fair amount of attention devoted to it.

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13 hours ago, August1991 said:

The floods are not record-breaking. What is "record-breaking" is people buying/building places near water - then claiming damage. 

Not even on the level of the Ottawa River?

I see Goodale is announcing money for better flood-plain mapping in Canada, among other things. 

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We should have mandatory IQ tests to vote and to get a loan of over $10K, period.

Who's retarded -and I mean the word retarded- enough, after all the floods that happen every two years, to buy a house next to a shore that always causes a flood during Spring after a harsh Winter? Guess what, there are PLENTY. They are idiots who put themselves and others' at risk. They are so clueless, it boggles my mind completely. They cost a lost of taxpayers' money, they bring the insurance prices up for everyone too. For the idiots who still reside on these shores, move god damn it. Move.

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