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4 minutes ago, Boudrias said:

Preparation for the big flood after the big earthquake. Isn't the 500 year earthquake due? 

Everything is due. 100 yr pandemic, came and still here. 60 yr floods just now, 100 yr heat record few months ago, fire etc. 

It's the norm now. Embrace the change. 

 

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11 minutes ago, Jaimito said:

Everything is due. 100 yr pandemic, came and still here. 60 yr floods just now, 100 yr heat record few months ago, fire etc. 

It's the norm now. Embrace the change. 

 

Blizzard this winter?  Was it ‘95 we had our last big one?  

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Surprised this thread only has 3 pages.  Apparently this could become Canada's most costly natural disaster ever, if you exclude the two-year Covid pandemic.  

 

B.C. floods could be Canada's most costly natural disaster with $32 billion in losses: study

 

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-floods-could-be-canadas-most-costly-natural-disaster-with-32-billion-in-losses-study

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8 minutes ago, Coda said:

Surprised this thread only has 3 pages.  Apparently this could become Canada's most costly natural disaster ever, if you exclude the two-year Covid pandemic.  

 

B.C. floods could be Canada's most costly natural disaster with $32 billion in losses: study

 

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-floods-could-be-canadas-most-costly-natural-disaster-with-32-billion-in-losses-study

How timely you just mentioned this. That video part 2 I just posted above gave an estimate, posted last year in 2020. 

 

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See 2:00 mark.  Est $20-30 billion.  Maybe from the same study. Your post was 2016.

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Jaimito said:

How timely you just mentioned this. That video part 2 I just posted above gave an estimate, posted last year in 2020. 

 

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See 2:00 mark.  Est $20-30 billion.  Maybe from the same study. Your post was 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Why governments didn't spend millions to prevent billions worth of damage is going to become a big story here.  Take just one example: a breach of the Sumas dike at Cole Road, which was reported as being 60cm too low in 2015.  

 

https://theprovince.com/news/province-was-studying-dike-integrity-but-data-not-to-be-available-until-next-month

 

 

canada-flood-1-65.jpg?quality=90&strip=a

 

You can see on google maps street view that the dike dips noticeably at this crossing...the fact that nobody in charge ordered a road crew to spend a couple of days fixing the problem is an incredibly costly mistake.  

 

https://goo.gl/maps/9ReHVbEJvVkjDKWYA

 

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45 minutes ago, Coda said:

Surprised this thread only has 3 pages.  Apparently this could become Canada's most costly natural disaster ever, if you exclude the two-year Covid pandemic.  

The OMG rain thread is where a lot of chat was going on, but has shifted to here.

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Just got back from  restocking my "camping gear".

collapsible saw, 2 6x10 tarps, 60 ft of 1/4 inch rope, a roll of cotton/nylon twine, a water purifying straw, a knapsack, roll of duct tape; and before you know we are talking a bit of money.

About $100 all told, but a good investment none the less.

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2 hours ago, gurn said:

Just got back from  restocking my "camping gear".

collapsible saw, 2 6x10 tarps, 60 ft of 1/4 inch rope, a roll of cotton/nylon twine, a water purifying straw, a knapsack, roll of duct tape; and before you know we are talking a bit of money.

About $100 all told, but a good investment none the less.

Did you get a small boat?  My folks live in Richmond, maybe a good idea when it floods and can't get out. 

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13 hours ago, Jaimito said:

EV the way to go.  Haven't been to a gas station to get gas for a year. Went there once a few months ago to go pee. 

I'll probably get an EV in a couple of years.  The 2 cars I have are still in good working conditions but are over 12yrs old, so has little resale value.

 

Tesla seems pricey though. 

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1 hour ago, BPA said:

I'll probably get an EV in a couple of years.  The 2 cars I have are still in good working conditions but are over 12yrs old, so has little resale value.

 

Tesla seems pricey though. 

they are pricey, there are some good alternatives and more competition coming tho. Depends on what your needs are, SUV or not, etc.

 

I'm keeping an eye on this one: https://www.hyundaicanada.com/en/coming-soon/2022-ioniq-5

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Here we go again, or is it still?

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/b-c-officials-warn-of-storm-expected-to-hit-the-province/ar-AAQXqyP?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

VICTORIA — Environment Canada is warning that another rain storm is headed for British Columbia's North Coast.

 

The national forecaster says a second atmospheric river will bring heavy rains to the province for a second weekend in a row.

Rainfall amounts of 100 to 150 mm are expected for the Prince Rupert area by Monday morning while 30 to 60 mm is forecast for Haida Gwaii, with the storm then expected to move south to already hard-hit regions on Monday and Tuesday.

Environment Canada says flooding and landslides could occur in northern B.C. as a result of the heavy rain.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the government is keeping a close eye on areas that are dealing with flooding. 

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun says floodgates at the Barrowtown pump station have been partially opened, allowing water levels in the Sumas Prairie region to drop.

Mounties announced yesterday that the bodies of three men had been recovered near Highway 99, bringing the death toll to four.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2021.

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21 hours ago, Coda said:

 

Why governments didn't spend millions to prevent billions worth of damage is going to become a big story here.  Take just one example: a breach of the Sumas dike at Cole Road, which was reported as being 60cm too low in 2015.  

 

https://theprovince.com/news/province-was-studying-dike-integrity-but-data-not-to-be-available-until-next-month

 

 

canada-flood-1-65.jpg?quality=90&strip=a

 

You can see on google maps street view that the dike dips noticeably at this crossing...the fact that nobody in charge ordered a road crew to spend a couple of days fixing the problem is an incredibly costly mistake.  

 

https://goo.gl/maps/9ReHVbEJvVkjDKWYA

 

 

politicians don't like to pay for prevention.

 

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