Category Archives: Houston Flooding

Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness

Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness The piecemeal plans of the Congress (er Republicans) on the next budget will lead to HUGE (Trumpwise) increases in the National Debt. They will be justified (attempted) by the many-times-disproved trickle-down economics. They have … Continue reading

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Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates

Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates Trump, having witnessed the Bastille Day or French National Day Parade, has decided that he needs that pomp of having a July 4 Parade next year showing off our military hardware. France’s parade … Continue reading

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Buyout, or Raise, Persistent Flood Victims

Buyout, or Raise, Persistent Flood Victims I have just read the best article on the necessity to buyout persistent flood victims, and to provide a modern flood survey across the country. It is in the Washington Post, by David Conrad … Continue reading

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Relation of Flood Heights with Paving to Ancient Heights

We take the simplest model to show the effects of paving over areas, which increase the total flood heights.  A 1992-2010 survey showed that 30% of the Harris County area had been covered by development that cut off the soil … Continue reading

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Harvey Carried the Equivalent of 20 Years of US Electrical Energy Output

Harvey Carried 20 Years Equivalent of US Electrical Energy Output Storms carry potential energy in their water vapor, that was supplied as the heat of vaporization was input to evaporate the ocean water. When the vapor condenses to rain drops, … Continue reading

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What Are The Odds of “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem”?

What Are The Odds of “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem”? It is very important to those concerned that we get the odds right on what occurred in the superstorms of the last three years in Houston. Are they an indication … Continue reading

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Senseless Rebuilding is Totally Political

Senseless Rebuilding is Totally Political There is the old phrase “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”. Every time there is a severe storm or flood, we are reminded that our flood insurance or government … Continue reading

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Could More Have Been Done to Prepare for Houston Floods? Probably.

Could More Have Been Done to Prepare for Houston Floods? Probably. In April of 2016 at the last big Houston Flood, I wrote a blog post on how three Houston flood adaptation studies had been unfunded. It also shows how … Continue reading

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