Friday Night Flooding
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Harold Frankel

Hurricane, WV

#1 Aug 23, 2014
Apparently the re-organization of the floodwall board/sewer board did not have the desired effect of stopping the flooding in Huntington. Not even the purchase of the Logans building from Phil Cline/Reynolds was able to stem the floods. All the talk about cleaning out the catch basins and maintaining the pumps for the viaducts never got past the press release phase. Mayor Steve needs a real "GAME CHANGER" announcement to solve this problem.
Miss Practicality

Huntington, WV

#2 Aug 23, 2014
Uh...yeah It's called "funding".

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#3 Aug 23, 2014
The viaducts have flooded here forever, I mean, at least 50 years, and that goes back to when Huntington was prosperous and not owned/influenced by a handful of glorified slumlords. So, I cant imagine anything being done about them. I'm waiting for a relative of one of these slumlords or city officials to die one time when they cant get under the RR trax due to flooding, maybe then we'll see SOME action. But my instincts tell me this has more to do with city officials being the puppet of the RR companies who "share" maintenance issues with the viaducts. To that point, I was attending a concert behind the flood-wall a few years back, a train came by and just stopped, trapping a few thousand people behind the wall. The cops did nothing, even when I presented to them the actionable position they ( the cops) and the city would be in if someone needed to get out for a medical emergency. So the cop casually walked up to the engineer's car and talked with the conductor/engineer there ( whatever his title was) and they refused to move the train, proving that most likely the city is under the influence/will of the RR company.
David Felington

Huntington, WV

#4 Aug 24, 2014
Yes, cops and the RR and slum lords caused three inches of rain to fall in an hour!!!!!
Seeker

Princeton, WV

#5 Aug 24, 2014
You want a game changer for Huntington? The residents should take up against the city itself and file suit. It's happened before in other cities. The flooding is a negligence issue. If it has been happening for over 50 years, they've had plenty of time to fix the problem. Let them lose more and more money to replace/fix our damaged property and they'll get off their asses and take care of the problem. I can assure you, they don't want this coming out of their pockets. We as tax payers deserve a drainage system that works!

http://www.qchron.com/editions/south/resident...
citizen

Kenova, WV

#6 Aug 24, 2014
Seeker wrote:
You want a game changer for Huntington? The residents should take up against the city itself and file suit. It's happened before in other cities. The flooding is a negligence issue. If it has been happening for over 50 years, they've had plenty of time to fix the problem. Let them lose more and more money to replace/fix our damaged property and they'll get off their asses and take care of the problem. I can assure you, they don't want this coming out of their pockets. We as tax payers deserve a drainage system that works!
http://www.qchron.com/editions/south/resident...
It's actually happened here a few times. There's an article on wsaz about done people in Spring Valley suing Huntington over drainage issues. Mayor Steve said it was unacceptable to be sued bc it kept him from being able to hire city workers, give raises, and fix potholes. Damn crybaby. Guess his street doesn't flood.

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#7 Aug 24, 2014
David Felington wrote:
Yes, cops and the RR and slum lords caused three inches of rain to fall in an hour!!!!!
They did? All this time I thought it was mother nature and conservatives.
Miss Practicality

Huntington, WV

#8 Aug 24, 2014
Oh, FFS, people! Who do you think is going to pay for this? Do you think the city has some secret stash of money they can just access to pay this off? Hell NO!
This is why they have been trying to pass legislation to figure out a way for HTS businesses and residents to pay for this. The can has been kicked down the road for years, and it has ended up on our driveway.
We had better get in board with a correction plan, or we'll all be effed in the near future, courtesy of the EPA.
Quit yer bitching and start ponying up!
The Tinman

United States

#9 Aug 25, 2014
nohalgerg wrote:
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They did? All this time I thought it was mother nature and conservatives.
He was heckling you numbnuts...
The Tinman

United States

#10 Aug 25, 2014
Typical liberals . They tax the crap out of us and then nothing gets done. City workers got a raise though.
The Tinman

United States

#11 Aug 25, 2014
Miss Practicality wrote:
Uh...yeah It's called "funding".
Its called liberalism
The Tinman

United States

#12 Aug 25, 2014
nohalgerg wrote:
The viaducts have flooded here forever, I mean, at least 50 years, and that goes back to when Huntington was prosperous and not owned/influenced by a handful of glorified slumlords. So, I cant imagine anything being done about them. I'm waiting for a relative of one of these slumlords or city officials to die one time when they cant get under the RR trax due to flooding, maybe then we'll see SOME action. But my instincts tell me this has more to do with city officials being the puppet of the RR companies who "share" maintenance issues with the viaducts. To that point, I was attending a concert behind the flood-wall a few years back, a train came by and just stopped, trapping a few thousand people behind the wall. The cops did nothing, even when I presented to them the actionable position they ( the cops) and the city would be in if someone needed to get out for a medical emergency. So the cop casually walked up to the engineer's car and talked with the conductor/engineer there ( whatever his title was) and they refused to move the train, proving that most likely the city is under the influence/will of the RR company.
Wtf? Slumlords and train conductors? Do you liberals ever make any sense?
Liberal

Huntington, WV

#13 Aug 25, 2014
The Tinman wrote:
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Wtf? Slumlords and train conductors? Do you liberals ever make any sense?
Conservatives are just to ignorant to make sense of it.
The Tinman

United States

#14 Aug 25, 2014
Liberal wrote:
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Conservatives are just to ignorant to make sense of it.
Yea thats what it is...you got us....by the way, that should read "too" ignorant not "to" ignorant you advanced liberal you. Lol
citizen

Fairfax, VA

#15 Aug 25, 2014
Miss Practicality wrote:
Oh, FFS, people! Who do you think is going to pay for this? Do you think the city has some secret stash of money they can just access to pay this off? Hell NO!
This is why they have been trying to pass legislation to figure out a way for HTS businesses and residents to pay for this. The can has been kicked down the road for years, and it has ended up on our driveway.
We had better get in board with a correction plan, or we'll all be effed in the near future, courtesy of the EPA.
Quit yer bitching and start ponying up!
I get what you're saying, but the fact of the matter is that this has been going on for too long to say they don't have the money or don't have a plan. If this has been going on for 50 years and residents are being taxed to work here, live here, and charters a sewage fee that does nothing, they need to step their game up. I would like to see something happen sooner than later. Even flood insurance doesn't cover the problems Huntington has bc this isn't considered a flood problem; it's a drainage problem. They have the money to continually hire police and give out raises to city employees, but can't provide a necessary service for their city. Ridiculous. You must live on a high spot and work for the city if you think that all of this is alright.
Harold Frankel

Hurricane, WV

#16 Aug 25, 2014
Plenty of money for plays and festivals and art and lots of fun things.
every year. Even money for a skate park. There was money for the floating restaurant.
There was money for the running path. We can paint the viaducts but we can't drain them.
How many times has the city replaced the seats in the civic center? Every year for 50 plus years there has been "feel good" projects to placate someone with political pull. That money had to come from somewhere. It came from infrastructure repair and replacement.
citizen

Kenova, WV

#17 Aug 25, 2014
Harold Frankel wrote:
Plenty of money for plays and festivals and art and lots of fun things.
every year. Even money for a skate park. There was money for the floating restaurant.
There was money for the running path. We can paint the viaducts but we can't drain them.
How many times has the city replaced the seats in the civic center? Every year for 50 plus years there has been "feel good" projects to placate someone with political pull. That money had to come from somewhere. It came from infrastructure repair and replacement.
Game point match. They don't care about the public in this city. They striving for more tourism to lube they're pockets but don't want to spend the money to actually improve our situation. Have you seen this top 10 list from 24/7 wall st?

http://www.examiner.com/article/most-miserabl...

Out of all the cities in America, Huntington, WV was listed as the most miserable city for 2014. Also on the list, our capital runs a close second. I'm officially baffled. How did a once thriving get this bad?

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#18 Aug 25, 2014
The Tinman wrote:
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Wtf? Slumlords and train conductors? Do you liberals ever make any sense?
I don't know about all liberals, but it do know my reply was simple enough for anyone to understand. What part tripped you up?
The Tinman

United States

#19 Aug 26, 2014
nohalgerg wrote:
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I don't know about all liberals, but it do know my reply was simple enough for anyone to understand. What part tripped you up?
"But it do know"? Lol
Harold Frankel

Hurricane, WV

#20 Aug 26, 2014
A couple years ago, when the government was trying to re-start the economy, they had billions of dollars to give away to "shovel ready projects". Huntington has done many surveys and studies on the storm water problem in the past. Apparently none of these expensive studies were detailed enough to even present to the federal government for funding. They were useless. They were not planning documents, they were press releases and a waste of money. Had any one of a dozen administrations properly planned and designed a new storm water- sewer separation system, It would likely have been funded and would have been nearing completion by now. Huntington could not bring itself to hire a qualified city engineer but did manage to hire public affairs managers without trouble. That is kind of like the school board hiring endless band directors while ignoring the need for math teachers.

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