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Bellum_Romanum

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From leaked photos at least a dozen lives have perished. And that’s from photos of bodies alone. Loss of life, unfortunately, will be very large with this one.
Why did those people of authority allowed the train services to be opened despite what the weather forecast foretold. Hope the relevant and responsible individuals heads will roll.
 

Kaine

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The above posts are a humbling lesson to some people who just a week ago, were mocking the US for the New York subway flooding. I am sure that some US people are now looking at this and are quietly saying: "Karma"


The key point from this is that natural disasters can happen anywhere and due to a lot of urban infrastructure depending on each other, the moment one part is broken the rest will also fall due to these inter-dependencies

The fault here is why so much water gathered in the city. The moment all this water went there even if you had a godlike subway system, it would still fall apart from the flooding. The other part is why nobody took precautions when they saw that so much water was going to the city.

Apart from the lives lost, there will also be multi (hundreds?) million damage due to this flooding
 

horse

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The above posts are a humbling lesson to some people who just a week ago, were mocking the US for the New York subway flooding. I am sure that some US people are now looking at this and are quietly saying: "Karma"


The key point from this is that natural disasters can happen anywhere and due to a lot of urban infrastructure depending on each other, the moment one part is broken the rest will also fall due to these inter-dependencies

The fault here is why so much water gathered in the city. The moment all this water went there even if you had a godlike subway system, it would still fall apart from the flooding. The other part is why nobody took precautions when they saw that so much water was going to the city.

Apart from the lives lost, there will also be multi (hundreds?) million damage due to this flooding

It is completely different. It is not the same.

The United States is an advanced industrialized country. China is still a developing country.

People in China still have a Third World mentality. A Third World mentality is someone who is dumb and don't know shit.

Not everyone is like that in China, but definitely there are a lot of people in China who have no clue what a First World country is.

Driving in Canada, a First World country, everyone knows about weather conditions. In a blizzard, the highways are closed. Do not drive the car over thin ice, and do not drive the car thru water.

Once water gets into the car like that, into the engine, we do not know if we need a new car. Also, driving the car through 2 or 3 feet of water, that water will find a way into the car and make it stink, a stink that cannot be gotten rid of.

Looking at those pictures, either A) there are no weather reports in China, or B) the people didn't know any better.

If the answer of why we are seeing those kind of pictures is B), then those people just did not know any better, because China is still a developing country.

Now they know, they learned.

Two ways to learn things. Try to know stuff by education, of what a First World country is like, or learn the hard way.
 

Gatekeeper

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The above posts are a humbling lesson to some people who just a week ago, were mocking the US for the New York subway flooding. I am sure that some US people are now looking at this and are quietly saying: "Karma"


The key point from this is that natural disasters can happen anywhere and due to a lot of urban infrastructure depending on each other, the moment one part is broken the rest will also fall due to these inter-dependencies

The fault here is why so much water gathered in the city. The moment all this water went there even if you had a godlike subway system, it would still fall apart from the flooding. The other part is why nobody took precautions when they saw that so much water was going to the city.

Apart from the lives lost, there will also be multi (hundreds?) million damage due to this flooding

What an objectionable post. You are having a snide swipes at someone's remarks about the New York subway, and suggest it could be Karma. It's almost as if you were saying it yourself!

Please refrain from this at this, China's sorrow.

Don't forget Europe is suffering burst river banks and flooding killing hundreds of people. But I don't recall anyone here making a point about that.

The remark about the New York subway if any where about the aging infrastructure. And I don't think many members participated in that.

Please leave this out till time has heal this sorry saga. Now it is not time for that type of post.
 

Kaine

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What an objectionable post. You are having a snide swipes at someone's remarks about the New York subway, and suggest it could be Karma. It's almost as if you were saying it yourself!

Please refrain from this at this, China's sorrow.

Don't forget Europe is suffering burst river banks and flooding killing hundreds of people. But I don't recall anyone here making a point about that.

The remark about the New York subway if any where about the aging infrastructure. And I don't think many members participated in that.

Please leave this out till time has heal this sorry saga. Now it is not time for that type of post.
Its not my personal opinion but I can see why you would think that the way I phrased it, so thats on me, my mistake.

The Europe flooding is also part of a natural disaster.

And the Chinese situation we have now is also a natural disaster.

My point is that these natural phenomena are increasingly becoming more common due to climate change. New infrastructure, buildings, emergency plans etc, should be updated to reflect that increased activity

100-year events are now becoming 10-to-20 year events
 

Kaine

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Unfortunately prob not widely known or easily forgotten is that the ground is not all at the same height... walking in 2 feet of water can suddenly turn into 8 feet of water or that fast moving 2-3 feet of water is enough to sweep you away.

Thats bad. From the way these cars were floating, the water height should at least 2 meters.

IMO the financial damage could reach > $1 billion
 

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