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Posted: 3/29/2009 8:29:49 AM EDT
They get a flood EVERY year... and a major one every 7-10 years...

Are they not smart enough to not rebuild in a flood zone?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:32:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
They get a flood EVERY year... and a major one every 7-10 years...

Are they not smart enough to not rebuild in a flood zone?


This is a joke, right?

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:35:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
They get a flood EVERY year... and a major one every 7-10 years...

Are they not smart enough to not rebuild in a flood zone?


This is a joke, right?



I didn't laugh.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:35:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Procyon:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
They get a flood EVERY year... and a major one every 7-10 years...

Are they not smart enough to not rebuild in a flood zone?


This is a joke, right?



I didn't laugh.


Neither did I.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:40:38 AM EDT
I'm just using the same "logic" that was used for New Orleans after Katrina...

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:41:03 AM EDT
Why did they build a whole city like New Orleans below sea level?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:41:15 AM EDT
Because they want to and they can? Unlike the stupid fuckers from Chocolate City that just cry for a FEMA trailer and a debit card.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:44:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By -Tex-:
Because they want to and they can? Unlike the stupid fuckers from Chocolate City that just cry for a FEMA trailer and a debit card.


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:45:09 AM EDT
Why do they build communities in the desert? It's just a waste of water when people water their lawns. Gotta have the nicest yard on the block ya know...
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:45:13 AM EDT
Why do we bother to build a house, when we're going to die anyways?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:45:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hunter101:
Why did they build a whole city like New Orleans below sea level?


The "original" New Orleans is NOT below sea level...

The French Quarter did not flood...
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:47:21 AM EDT
I don't have a problem with it so long as taxpayers are not forced to pay for the 3rd or 4th rebuild.....
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:58:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TearsInRain:
Why do we bother to build a house, when we're going to die anyways?


why bother drinking if your only going to piss it out anyway
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:06:21 AM EDT
Good question. At least New Orleans has location going for it (the Gulf, commerce ...... )

Does Fargo have certain advantageous qualities?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:16:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
I'm just using the same "logic" that was used for New Orleans after Katrina...



And really.. Which town would you rather party in? New Orleans or Fargo?

"I seem to have a shot nestled between my tits, can you help?"

vs.

"Is that your friend in the chippah?"


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:16:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By danpass:
Good question. At least New Orleans has location going for it (the Gulf, commerce ...... )

Does Fargo have certain advantageous qualities?


The constant flooding probably makes the ground nice and fertile

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:21:04 AM EDT
Because they are confident that when the next flood comes, 'we' will bail them out.



Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:23:28 AM EDT
Its a Vanilla City...
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:24:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By danpass:
Good question. At least New Orleans has location going for it (the Gulf, commerce ...... )

Does Fargo have certain advantageous qualities?


No hurricaines or eathquakes?

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:24:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By buckmaw:
I'm just using the same "logic" that was used for New Orleans after Katrina...


So you're saying Fargo is a cesspool....j/k

Everyone can't live in CA. Some folks like the bitter cold.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:34:17 AM EDT
After watching the movie Fargo it seems very other word is "yah"
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:42:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 9:45:04 AM EDT by The_Macallan]
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
I'm just using the same "logic" that was used for New Orleans after Katrina...

Fargo is 900ft above sea level. New Oreans is 8ft BELOW sea level.

Fargo is 1500 miles from the nearest coastline. New Orleans is ON the coastline.

Fargo never has hurricanes. New Orleans is in a hurricane belt.

Fargo is filled with civilized people who help themselves in times of disaster. New Orleans was filled with parasitic leeches who are STILL demanding the whole country support them for the rest of their lives.


Your "logic" is full of fail.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:18:18 AM EDT
things to realize:

Red river flows north, which is very rare.

This means thawed water flows to where the river is still frozen over, which contributes greatly to the flood.

Fargo is a relatively small town, it is NOT like New Orleans.

Because of flooding over the last 10,000 years, Red River Valley soil is very fertile...and the land is very flat. Hence we need it for food production, wheat specifically. Farming communities NEED hubs of commerance so the farmers have somewhere to go to buy clothes, appliances, farm equipment, etc.

The Red River does flood evey year. However 1997 was the first big 'century' flood in a long time. Businesses and homes put up in the 1940s and 50s had never seen a flood like it, so they built in the 100 year flood plain but stayed out of the 10 year flood plain.

We have had 2 'century' floods in 10 years. However, you don't really get a century flood every 100 years, it's more along the line of 10-20 every 1000 years. Just like a cold snap in the winter may result in a record breaking cold day on Jan 14th and then another one on Jan 18th overall weather patterns means that it is pretty common for there to be 'century' level floods relatively close together. Exaimining the flood record over time, 2 century floods that happen 10 years apart and then have a 100 year gap looks pretty much identical to 1 flood then 100 year gap.

Still, since the 1997 flood, the area where you cannot build has been expanded. No new buildings are being put in there, but some old ones survive.

Finally unlike New Orleans, Fargo is a town of hard working folk who have a lot fewer hands out begging for money. They saw the problem coming and put forth a TON of free labor to counteract it. I doubt anyone in the 7th ward or 9th ward of New Orleans would have done a 10th as much work if they had a week's notice. Also displaced Fargoites are much less likely to bring a crime surge to your city.
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