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Elaine

Houston, TX

#21 Mar 15, 2014
Beth wrote:
Neither will happen while we have TEA Party nuts as our Federal Reps.
Oh, they will vote $60 billion to build a similar Ike Dike for NYC, but our brain dead reps won't lift a finger to help us.
What will it take? 2000 deaths, 5000 deaths,$100 billion in damage, 200 billion in damage?
At Cat 5 on the right path will produce the worst environmental crisis the world has ever seen as all our petro chemical tanks float and spill their contents.
Yes Republicans, do nothing is your solution.
What our property values to go up and insurance rates go down? Build the Ike dike.
We have a major hurricane every 14 years. We have 6 more until "statistically" we have the next one. About the same time Ted Cruz will be up for election after ruining our economy here.
Nice to hear from you again, GOAT! I see you still make up statistics and political claims.

Now go cover your tattoo and get to Burger King. Your supervisor has you on the first shift.
sue

Houston, TX

#22 Mar 15, 2014
BETH/GOAT get back in that kitchen---cook up some more total BS.
fubar

San Jose, CA

#23 Mar 16, 2014
Elaine wrote:
This is probably the best prediction based on reality. Nothing as big as this project gets built without federal funds.
The democrats have been punishing Texas by witholding project funding since 2007. Its just that simple.
Don't expect a dike to be funded unless we give up a few republican congressional seats in return.
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I think you are wrong. The whole country suffers if Houston gets hit. Money for a duke will not conservative Texas doesn't want it and the tea party would fight it. With Latinos soon to make up a majority in Texas, dems. Would be crazy not to do public work projects in Texas. Obama is not going to do any favors for Perry ,nor should he.

If the project will be of major benefit for Houston area metronome I hope they build it. If it's just going to be a boon doggle then they shouldn't build it. Will it hurt shrinking and fishing etc..
juiced newton

Houston, TX

#24 Mar 16, 2014
Houston lies 50 miles inland. We are talking a catastrophic surge to push water that far inland. Billions of dollars wasted in my opinion. Living by the water is great 99%?of the time. But there is a small risk of hurricane damage eventually. If you don't want that risk, relocate.
Aggie Engineer

Pasadena, TX

#25 Mar 16, 2014
Juiced is typical of a person who is in denial. Remember Topical Storm Allison and the floods in downtown Houston in 2001. Consider this, Tropical Storm Allison AND a Cat V hurricane.

What the Ike dike will do is provide a huge detention pond (Galveston Bay) for the flood water from rain while protecting us from the wind surge flood.

I know it is hard for an ordinary person to understand this, but it is true and worth every penny. It is an investment, it is insurance.

Right now it is cheap.
sue

Houston, TX

#26 Mar 16, 2014
A- AGGIE says--this is hard for a ORDINARY person to understand.
also---since this --well lets be nice and call it a PLAN
is being pushed by A&M
there is many $$$$$$$$$$ to be made by aggie engineers. if this insanity is ever funded.
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#27 Mar 16, 2014
Aggie Engineer wrote:
Juiced is typical of a person who is in denial. Remember Topical Storm Allison and the floods in downtown Houston in 2001. Consider this, Tropical Storm Allison AND a Cat V hurricane.
What the Ike dike will do is provide a huge detention pond (Galveston Bay) for the flood water from rain while protecting us from the wind surge flood.
I know it is hard for an ordinary person to understand this, but it is true and worth every penny. It is an investment, it is insurance.
Right now it is cheap.
Will it also protect the areas in Houston that always flood during every heavy rain storm, due to lower elevations within the city?.

A dike wouldn't have stopped the flooding from Allison and the city IS 50 miles inland so it is quite frankly a waste of money.
Lomaxx

Houston, TX

#28 Mar 16, 2014
OK folks, I'm down in Crystal Beach (where I didn't get a drop of storm surge water in my house) and have the $2,500 from Flood insurance to show for it. They paid for my steps and electrical, that's it. My flood insurance is now $1,600/yr, windstorm is $1,100/yr. I also have 2 houses in LaPorte, both NORTH of HWY 146(22'+ elevation) and don't want the Ike Dike. It is Sooooooooooo expensive it's hard to understand and we don't want it on Bolivar. Build it in LaPorte or across the Ship Channel, or 'protect' Texas City...LOL! It probably wouldn't last any longer than the Geo-Tubes either! And the government has quit the geo-tubes, they were useless! BIG bucks down the drain.
GO AWAY IKE DIKE!
fubar

San Jose, CA

#29 Mar 17, 2014
Here's a good way for the federal government to save some money, QUIT subsidizing flood insurance. Let homeowners pay for their own flood insurance at its true cost. Now can I join the tea party? I know people like their socialized flood insurance.(I am being sarcastic)
Lomaxx

Houston, TX

#30 Mar 17, 2014
I've NEVER had subsidized insurance so my rates only go up the normal 5%/year. I called my Agent to check.
ALL Flood subsidizes are being phased out over a 5 year period, that will get them back in the black.
Jerk in TX

Pasadena, TX

#31 Mar 17, 2014
Lomaxx wrote:
OK folks, I'm down in Crystal Beach (where I didn't get a drop of storm surge water in my house) and have the $2,500 from Flood insurance to show for it. They paid for my steps and electrical, that's it. My flood insurance is now $1,600/yr, windstorm is $1,100/yr. I also have 2 houses in LaPorte, both NORTH of HWY 146(22'+ elevation) and don't want the Ike Dike. It is Sooooooooooo expensive it's hard to understand and we don't want it on Bolivar. Build it in LaPorte or across the Ship Channel, or 'protect' Texas City...LOL! It probably wouldn't last any longer than the Geo-Tubes either! And the government has quit the geo-tubes, they were useless! BIG bucks down the drain.
GO AWAY IKE DIKE!
Consider the source. This Lomaxx guy is a jerk.

You didn't get a drop of surge water in Crystal Beach, you were one of the very few who didn't. I propose they put the Ike Dike right through your house, or better right behind it. Adios Mo Fo.

You own a house NORTH of 146? Hy 146 runs North South. It would have to be east or west.

If you are at elevation 22 ft, without the Ike Dike you will get surge water in your houses in La Porte. The Centennial gate is proposed to be at Elevation 25. You only need elevation 17 with the Ike Dike.

No one said that an Ike Dike didn't need some maintenace, just like the beach at Crystal Beach, but it isn't like the Neatherlands with constant pounding and erosion.

I bet you are against the seawall in Galveston.

You are the typical TEA party idiot who will rail against anything until you need something.
Lomaxx

Houston, TX

#32 Mar 18, 2014
Jerk in TX wrote:
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Consider the source. This Lomaxx guy is a jerk.
You didn't get a drop of surge water in Crystal Beach, you were one of the very few who didn't. I propose they put the Ike Dike right through your house, or better right behind it. Adios Mo Fo.
You own a house NORTH of 146? Hy 146 runs North South. It would have to be east or west.
If you are at elevation 22 ft, without the Ike Dike you will get surge water in your houses in La Porte. The Centennial gate is proposed to be at Elevation 25. You only need elevation 17 with the Ike Dike.
No one said that an Ike Dike didn't need some maintenace, just like the beach at Crystal Beach, but it isn't like the Neatherlands with constant pounding and erosion.
I bet you are against the seawall in Galveston.
You are the typical TEA party idiot who will rail against anything until you need something.
Most of the houses that were lost during IKE were built in the 50's thru 80's and were only 8' above ground level, ground elevation in some places are as low as 4' above sea level. Ike's surge was 17', those houses didn't have a chance. IKE was a cat. 3 storm, how high would the dike have to be to stop at cat. 4 or 5? If you want protection for your home build it up or build you own dike. I'll do my homework, you do yours.
There were 5 houses(new-built high) left out of 125 pre-Ike homes in my area. Now 17' is the minimum height set by Gal. Co. There were MANY homes left on Bolivar Peninsula after IKE, but 3,000+ gone. The news just showed areas where older homes were in that subdivision that washed away.
Well EXCUSE ME for not saying I've got houses WEST of HWY 146, most folks know where Lomax area is located.
sue

Houston, TX

#33 Mar 18, 2014
JERK name fits well
just needs to get rid of the (IN TX) part and replace it with OFF
fubar

San Francisco, CA

#34 Mar 18, 2014
Lomaxx wrote:
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Most of the houses that were lost during IKE were built in the 50's thru 80's and were only 8' above ground level, ground elevation in some places are as low as 4' above sea level. Ike's surge was 17', those houses didn't have a chance. IKE was a cat. 3 storm, how high would the dike have to be to stop at cat. 4 or 5? If you want protection for your home build it up or build you own dike. I'll do my homework, you do yours.
There were 5 houses(new-built high) left out of 125 pre-Ike homes in my area. Now 17' is the minimum height set by Gal. Co. There were MANY homes left on Bolivar Peninsula after IKE, but 3,000+ gone. The news just showed areas where older homes were in that subdivision that washed away.
Well EXCUSE ME for not saying I've got houses WEST of HWY 146, most folks know where Lomax area is located.
The houses in Shoreacres were quite a bit higher than 8 feet above sea level. There has been a height requirement there for quite some time,for new housing.
Elaine

Duluth, GA

#35 Mar 18, 2014
You are mixing wind speed (category 2-3-4) with flooding. The hard rain of tropical storm allison would not have been helped by the ike dyke.

Ike was a cat 4 and put 7 feet of water in my house. Carla was a cat 5 and no water got in.

The ike dike or any other is a massively expensive boondoggle that will serve no one but the east coast contractors.
sue

Houston, TX

#36 Mar 18, 2014
comparing IKE (2008) to CARLA (60's) is like comparing apples to oranges
the land elevations NOW are lots lower than when CARLA hit the area.
due to subsidence the area is lower now
Lomaxx

Houston, TX

#37 Mar 19, 2014
fubar wrote:
<quoted text>The houses in Shoreacres were quite a bit higher than 8 feet above sea level. There has been a height requirement there for quite some time,for new housing.
I guess they need the 17' house elevation in Shoreacres like Bolivar Peninsula, it makes me feel better! I am sorry for the folks less than that elevation, but it they build make sure it's above that line...just don't ask me to protect homes 30 miles inland on the bay and I won't ask for them to subsidize flool insurance my rates. Build your own house up as I did mine.

EVERY DOG FOR HIMSELF, and protect yourself too! The government needs to provide CATOSTROCIFIC insurance since a lot of folks want to be near the water, but CHARGE for that location!
Elaine

Kennesaw, GA

#38 Mar 19, 2014
sue wrote:
comparing IKE (2008) to CARLA (60's) is like comparing apples to oranges
the land elevations NOW are lots lower than when CARLA hit the area.
due to subsidence the area is lower now
Now you know where my house is? You know the elevation and bulkhead built after Carla? You are still making this up as you go along. Did your mom teach you to lie like this?
sue

Houston, TX

#39 Mar 19, 2014
ELAINE---have you ever heard of subsidence
it is when the land sinks over time
from oil/water being pumped out of the ground
if you drive down bayway drive in BAYTOWN
there is a old abandoned school grounds
behind it you will find a water pump and a huge block of concrete
sticking up in the air on a piece of pipe
the ground has dropped about 10 feet around it
also going to the lynchburg ferry from the north side
there was NO water there
my uncle freddy moriss ran his cattle on the property
at low tide you can still see his old cedar fence posts along the road
the entire area is now a bay
yes the entire laporte /baytown area has sank in elevation since carla
by the way ---it does not make a doo doodley damn where your house and bulkhead are
facts are the entire area is now lower than during carla
miss know it all ---prehaps you have not noticed every so often flood control changes the flood zones farther inland
call flood control and convince them there is no such thing as subsidence
by the way it seems your mom trained you to be a arrogant hateful cu-t.

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