River's worst yet to come

River's worst yet to come

There are 40 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 24, 2008, titled River's worst yet to come. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The St. Johns River could hit Central Florida this week with some of the worst flooding on record.

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Get Real

Lincoln, NE

#1 Aug 24, 2008
Dear St. John's, do I have your permission to water my yard now or are you still going to tell us there isn't enough water unless we are Disney, Alaqua, Heathrow or a golf course???
TheTruth

Winter Park, FL

#2 Aug 24, 2008
Now is the time to pump the water out and stuff it in bottles! St Johns's DREAM!
Nyteflyr

United States

#3 Aug 24, 2008
Just like in Louisiana, mans arrogance says I can build whereever I want, on swamps and next to any river and it wouldn't dare flood! Now I'm supposed to feel sorry for the people that bought the poorly constructed houses built in areas that weren't meant to have humsn around!
Good luck with that!

“FL for Harley FL not Floriduh”

Since: Jul 08

Lake Mary

#4 Aug 24, 2008
How can a fatality be counted for a person that goes swimming during a Hurricane? This isnt the storms fault.
ray

Utica, NY

#5 Aug 24, 2008
I remember when Glen Abbey was The Swallows. It was a real estate scam. Back in the 1970S.

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#6 Aug 24, 2008
Get Real wrote:
Dear St. John's, do I have your permission to water my yard now or are you still going to tell us there isn't enough water unless we are Disney, Alaqua, Heathrow or a golf course???
When it rains every day you do not need to water, the water you use also comes from the Aquifier and that is still low. Most of this excessive rain water will flow into the Ocean and a lot of it will not reach the Aqufier form years.
Mason

Ocoee, FL

#7 Aug 24, 2008
I wonder if Jax is still threatening to sue to keep folks from pulling water out of the St. Johns. Or perhaps right now they are paying them to do so... ;-)
Anonymous

Oviedo, FL

#8 Aug 24, 2008
garym1a2 wrote:
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When it rains every day you do not need to water, the water you use also comes from the Aquifier and that is still low. Most of this excessive rain water will flow into the Ocean and a lot of it will not reach the Aqufier form years.
I think the original poster's point was something like "Is the state going to flood, or are you going to tell us again in a few months that the aquifer is drying up and we'll have no drinking water in five years?" And if the aquifer IS still low, then why aren't we harnessing flood waters for consumption in some form (and if we are harnessing it, why doesn't the Sentinel report on THAT)?
Water Weenies

United States

#9 Aug 24, 2008
Lots of scare tactics about water in the last few years. Mostly by people trying to stop growth and development. Last I checked, all counties were ahead on rainfall. A few years of this and the no-growth folks are going to have to find another canard to sing in unison.
Eight Ball

AOL

#14 Aug 24, 2008
A lady says all she can do is pray>? what about sandbags?
awayfh

AOL

#15 Aug 24, 2008
Dear Water Weenies:
which government agency trying to suck up the river signs your paycheck? just asking
Water weenie is inbred

Orlando, FL

#16 Aug 24, 2008
Brainiac, the water problem is focused on the level of the aquifer because that is where out water comes from. Only a tiny percentage of rainwater percolates through the karst to reach the aquifer. All this water you are seeing is either going to evaporate or eventually drain into the Atlantic. The water crisis is real regardless of this storm...you'll soon find out when your local government needs millions of dollars from you the taxpayer to fund more sprawl. Please don't procreate pal.
Water Weenies wrote:
Lots of scare tactics about water in the last few years. Mostly by people trying to stop growth and development. Last I checked, all counties were ahead on rainfall. A few years of this and the no-growth folks are going to have to find another canard to sing in unison.
SRicket

AOL

#18 Aug 24, 2008
fltom wrote:
How can a fatality be counted for a person that goes swimming during a Hurricane? This isnt the storms fault.
A woman I used to work with told me that her sister in law sat right next to a ten foot gator for a photo op (or lunch from the scaly perspective). When my associate remonstrated with her, she said that if it was dangerous, you wouldn't be allowed to do it. Huh?
Thorn

Palm Bay, FL

#19 Aug 24, 2008
You can thank all the counties and local governments for this flood. You like to build on the wetlands be ready for the end result. Flooding where flooding would not have happened if your greed didn't get in the way. so in closing. Take your medicine.

Or you could move back to new york and new jewsey...
Thorn

Palm Bay, FL

#20 Aug 24, 2008
Water Weenies wrote:
Lots of scare tactics about water in the last few years. Mostly by people trying to stop growth and development. Last I checked, all counties were ahead on rainfall. A few years of this and the no-growth folks are going to have to find another canard to sing in unison.
Folks idiots like this will want you to believe that urban sprall isnt to blame for the floods. When in fact the mass building on wetlands is just what caused this flood.

Keep the blinders on. It is clear this loser is one of two things.

and developer or a home builder. either way this miss fit is killing Floriduh by destroying the wetlands.

Keep up the great work dip shyt!
Hey Weenie

Orlando, FL

#21 Aug 24, 2008
What happens to Florida's rain water?

70% evaporates into the atmosphere

20% is runoff into creeks, lakes, Gulf and the Atlantic

10% percolates to the aquifer

Most of the rain water is lost and unavailable for use. As you see, about 90 percent of our rain
water does not replenish underground sources.

So weenie, where is all this extra water available for development by your masters?
simple

Tavares, FL

#22 Aug 24, 2008
There are in fact many freash water natural spring spewing freash water offshore all up and down the coast, it has been known for years.

If you think that the only place a freash water spring can happen is on dry land, you need to get in the ocean, because they are there.

Why doesn't the state figure out a way to tap into these freash water offshore springs? It comes directly from the aquifer!

Like I stated before "It is going to be a WET year"

Since: Aug 08

Now a Ghetto

#23 Aug 24, 2008
I can't understand why people need to resort to insults to get point across. Here we have "idiot", "loser", "mis-fit" and last but not least "dip shyte"

and all because "Thorn" doesn't agree with whatever it is he/she/said!

HooBoy
Thorn wrote:
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Folks idiots like this will want you to believe that urban sprall isnt to blame for the floods. When in fact the mass building on wetlands is just what caused this flood.
Keep the blinders on. It is clear this loser is one of two things.
and developer or a home builder. either way this miss fit is killing Floriduh by destroying the wetlands.
Keep up the great work dip shyt!
Blue

Denver, CO

#24 Aug 24, 2008
This occurrance happens once in maybe 50 years. Are you willing to wait that long again for drinking water?
Part time Resident

Durango, CO

#25 Aug 24, 2008
It'll probably be the city's fault when the river floods.

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