Steep slopes: An economic, safety and political issue
It's astonishing that years after a one-two punch of torrential rains left five people dead and 15 homes destroyed in the Macon County community of Peeks Creek, the state of North Carolina and most mountain communities have yet to enact serious regulations to prevent landslides or help inform potential buyers they may be in a slide danger zone.
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“Southern by the grace of God”
Since: Jun 07
Southeast GA, USA!
#1 Feb 3, 2010
Building on steep slopes can be done safely, with enough engineering. But sending any old builder out there with no engineering is a mistake.
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