I live on the jersey shore. My town looks like it got nuked. Seaside is gone, and I'm pretty sure I'm the only neighboorhood with power atm.
The Atlantic just put another set of images up: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...ermath/100397/
Last edited by Timo; November 2nd, 2012 at 03:20 AM.
If you see brick on the outside of a home, it's only one layer deep. And brick doesn't do much against fire or flooding since the stuff on the inside gets ruined either way. And if a tree were to fall on your house, a layer of brick isn't going to do much to prevent damage. If anything, brick is just something extra that would cost more money in the long run. Since homes are less likely to get destroyed/damaged in areas with fewer storms, that's mostly why.
Brick being good against wind damage is nice, but that's rarely what really hurts a home.
that's so weird, i've never understood this about america, all your homes are made out of wood, and SOMETIMES some bricks, and then wonder why your shit gets fucked up.
i've seen big fucking trees get uprooted in holland, landing on houses, and the houses are usually 'like i give a fuck'
also, we generally don't use those ceramic roof-tiles, because that shit just blows away. generally it's sheets of fiber-stuff or whatever that gets bolted down to whatever's underneath.
holland gets it's share of storms, and rain, (not quite tornado's, but somewhere i think that wouldn't be much of an issue either)
we KNOW out shit floods easily, so we have giant mechanic doors that can literally close the harbor so the water cant flood.
i get the feeling the 'american way' of dealing with this isn't putting together a system that can protect you from things, because THE GOVERNMENT AND KAPITALISM AND COMMUINISM BAD AND JESUS!
we build massive dams long fucking time ago when we wanted to NOT have half the goddamn country flood every other fucking storm, so we spared no expenses and now we've not had any floods ever since that shit was built.
in fact, we were on a roll so hard, we figured we'd also make the world's largest artificial island while we were at it.
but we're obviously crazy drug additcs and potheads in a godless lawless prostutution-on-every-corner crazie europeeans bound straight for hell, so who gives a fuck about that.
yet you still came running to us like bitches when your shit flooded with katrina.
Last edited by neuro; November 2nd, 2012 at 12:22 PM.
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