Inundated villages along Scioto River...

Inundated villages along Scioto River have crash course in flood cleanup | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 6 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 2, 2011, titled Inundated villages along Scioto River have crash course in flood cleanup | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Seven-year-old Molly Haefer slings a mop in her second-grade classroom in Elgin West Elementary School in LaRue, Ohio.

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mark

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 2, 2011
I feel bad for these people but you hear of these 3 places flooding all the time. I hate to say it, but you have CHOSEN to live by a river in a floodplain that floods regularly. Maybe that $100 million would be better served by helping/forcing people to relocate to higher ground.
Bubba

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Mar 2, 2011
Great The Dublin/Columbus sewer will overflow.
abc

Dublin, OH

#3 Mar 2, 2011
I like how people are pitching in when it's not really their responsibility. Impressed by the moral character of the community.
OhLamb

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 2, 2011
Mark if you are in Columbus, you have chosen to live in an area prone to lightning strikes, wind storms and tornados. So if a tree lands on your house, or lightning strikes your house and fries everything in it does that mean you should move back to the rock that you crawled out from under?
Bovie

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 2, 2011
mark wrote:
I feel bad for these people but you hear of these 3 places flooding all the time. I hate to say it, but you have CHOSEN to live by a river in a floodplain that floods regularly. Maybe that $100 million would be better served by helping/forcing people to relocate to higher ground.
I agree with you Mark. It is sad to see the flooding and damage to home and property, but the fact is LaRue is in the flood plain of the upper-Scioto and it floods several times a year. The people have chosen to live there so should either build their houses up on higher ground (artifically made since the entire area is so flat), OR if they want to just accept that flooding is going to happen, then at least DO NOT HAVE BASEMENTS and be prepared to put your things up off the floor like the man did who opens his back door on the garage and lets the water flow out the front. If someone builds in a flood plain of a river, then the results of mother nature are quite foreseeable.
Prayers

Marysville, OH

#6 Mar 2, 2011
mark wrote:
I feel bad for these people but you hear of these 3 places flooding all the time. I hate to say it, but you have CHOSEN to live by a river in a floodplain that floods regularly. Maybe that $100 million would be better served by helping/forcing people to relocate to higher ground.
We people live in LaRue because it is our community and our family and the place we love. We do have flood insurance on our homes to protect us. This does not mean we ask for this to happen. So I dont know were the $100 million you are referring to comes into play!

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