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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Thorn

Palm Bay, FL

#26 Aug 24, 2008
BILLY MAYS wrote:
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
<quoted text>
Is it that hard for you to figure this one out? If you fal for this your....

Well should I say it?
Thorn

Palm Bay, FL

#27 Aug 24, 2008
Yea Ill say it billy you are another bind idiot!

hooboy

Since: Aug 08

Now a Ghetto

#28 Aug 24, 2008
Thorn wrote:
Yea Ill say it billy you are another bind idiot!
hooboy
Well if that's the best you can do, then that's the best you can do!
Freddie

Pompano Beach, FL

#29 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.
Tell us what is so great about uncontrolled growth? More illegal aliens who cannot speak English? More crime? More traffic and concrete? Lower quality of life? Come to S FL. It used to be nice but it is a sewer now.
Tears

Englewood, CO

#30 Aug 24, 2008
St. John's, hope your happy, you got ur effin water now.
Valigator

Boca Raton, FL

#31 Aug 24, 2008
Hey Weenie wrote:
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?
So why are they opening the flood gates and have for weeks..and still charging a (water shortage charge)dont think I am oblivious to the problem of flooding but the lake O is pumping as we speak...
Sad but stupid

Orlando, FL

#32 Aug 24, 2008
Sad for a lot of people but for those that built on the water without building on stilts, shame on you.
newscalculus

AOL

#33 Aug 24, 2008
...just an outsiders perspective...will this affect insurance rates down there?
Water Weenies

United States

#34 Aug 24, 2008
Thank you, Weenies. You are reacting in unison, as predicted. There is so much water in this state and all I hear is "sprawl and development." The latest Fed estimates show 94% of the lower 48 states are undeveloped. The highest is New Jersey at 30%. If you NIMBY's don't realize that Florida can handle a doubling of the population in the next 40 years, you better start packing. All yur little water worries will be nothing but a faint memory. After 400 years of "sprawl", the lower 48 is 94% open land. Sorry, you anti-growth, NIMBY, Obama-loving, public school educated, "ain't fair" folks. Sometimes, the truth hurts.
Pizzabox

United States

#35 Aug 24, 2008
Everybody get straws and start sucking
Greg Brady

Orlando, FL

#36 Aug 24, 2008
newscalculus wrote:
...just an outsiders perspective...will this affect insurance rates down there?
Homeowners insurance does not cover flooding. You need to buy a separate flood insurance policy. That said, yes the insurance companies will use this storm as an excuse to raise rates.
Republitard

Orlando, FL

#37 Aug 24, 2008
A pro growth scum bag huh....with a brilliant mind like yours I would bet money that you are a Bush man.
Water Weenies wrote:
Thank you, Weenies. You are reacting in unison, as predicted. There is so much water in this state and all I hear is "sprawl and development." The latest Fed estimates show 94% of the lower 48 states are undeveloped. The highest is New Jersey at 30%. If you NIMBY's don't realize that Florida can handle a doubling of the population in the next 40 years, you better start packing. All yur little water worries will be nothing but a faint memory. After 400 years of "sprawl", the lower 48 is 94% open land. Sorry, you anti-growth, NIMBY, Obama-loving, public school educated, "ain't fair" folks. Sometimes, the truth hurts.

Since: Aug 08

Now a Ghetto

#38 Aug 24, 2008
Water Weenies wrote:
Thank you, Weenies. You are reacting in unison, as predicted. There is so much water in this state and all I hear is "sprawl and development." The latest Fed estimates show 94% of the lower 48 states are undeveloped. The highest is New Jersey at 30%. If you NIMBY's don't realize that Florida can handle a doubling of the population in the next 40 years, you better start packing. All yur little water worries will be nothing but a faint memory. After 400 years of "sprawl", the lower 48 is 94% open land. Sorry, you anti-growth, NIMBY, Obama-loving, public school educated, "ain't fair" folks. Sometimes, the truth hurts.
I once owned land in Eastern CO, couldn't get electric water or phone in there, not to mention a road of any sort .. spin it spin boy !!
slimpickens

United States

#39 Aug 24, 2008
Pity you guys can't figure out a way to send all that extra water to Georgia. They've been wanting Floriduhs water for some time now.
Part time Resident

Durango, CO

#40 Aug 24, 2008
Water Weenies wrote:
Thank you, Weenies. You are reacting in unison, as predicted. There is so much water in this state and all I hear is "sprawl and development." The latest Fed estimates show 94% of the lower 48 states are undeveloped. The highest is New Jersey at 30%. If you NIMBY's don't realize that Florida can handle a doubling of the population in the next 40 years, you better start packing. All yur little water worries will be nothing but a faint memory. After 400 years of "sprawl", the lower 48 is 94% open land. Sorry, you anti-growth, NIMBY, Obama-loving, public school educated, "ain't fair" folks. Sometimes, the truth hurts.
Are you actually saying the New Jersey is something to emulate?

Ahhh yes, a Walgreens and gas station every 1/4 mile, stop and go traffic, must be what heaven is like right?
darwin

Lincoln, NE

#41 Aug 24, 2008
if you built in low lying areas of florida without raising your building structure, then i wish you good luck.... this was bound to happen.
Tonya

Orlando, FL

#42 Aug 24, 2008
Eight Ball wrote:
A lady says all she can do is pray>? what about sandbags?
Haha exactly what I was thinking.
Yankee Redneck

Honeoye Falls, NY

#43 Aug 25, 2008
Ya'll are a bunch of wet ass, no-home sonsabitches now! Go build on the gulf coast.
Thorn

Palm Bay, FL

#44 Aug 26, 2008
Keep building on wet land. Keep seeing what you get in the end....

FLOOD WATERS
Jax Resident

Jacksonville, FL

#45 Sep 23, 2008
Mason wrote:
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... ;-)
The River in Jax flooded for only two days after Tropical Storm Fay. Since then it has been within its banks and there hasn't been any flooding, thanks due to the part that the River is wider up here than in Central Florida. However, if any water is withdrawn from the River, the water level here in Jax will go down significantly by a foot or more.

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