Natural disasters thread


Kaine

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In recent days we can see big flooding, firstly in Germany now in Henan, China. I think maybe it could have been better if we had a thread specifically for natural disasters.

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New infrastructure should be built on the basis of the 100-year events becoming 10 or 20-year events.

These things will continue to happen and as such the building codes, infrastructure development, emergency plans should be updated to higher standards
 

Phead128

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Was there flood warnings? I see videos of people trapped in subway tunnels, many dying.... It would be deeply irresponsible to not shutdown subways when given flood warnings.
 

daifo

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Was there flood warnings? I see videos of people trapped in subway tunnels, many dying.... It would be deeply irresponsible to not shutdown subways when given flood warnings.

Not sure how realistic it is, but some sources said 21 inch fell in 24 hours
 

Phead128

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Not sure how realistic it is, but some sources said 21 inch fell in 24 hours
Yea but that's where Supercomputers come in to predict flooding? Chinese is #1 in Supercomputers, at least one of them is dedicated to flood and weather forecasting?

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On a related note, German Supercomputers did warn about flash flooding recently in a specific region with 90% confidence, but everyone basically ignored the warning.

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Bellum_Romanum

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Yea but that's where Supercomputers come in to predict flooding? Chinese is #1 in Supercomputers, at least one of them is dedicated to flood and weather forecasting?

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On a related note, German Supercomputers did warn about flash flooding recently in a specific region with 90% confidence, but everyone basically ignored the warning.

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Human beings and our sense of superiority, hubris can become own worst enemy.
 

KenC

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Typhoon Cempaka is going to batter Guangdong tonight.

People in Guangdong should heed the warnings given the situation Henan:

A local resident in Yuexiu district in Guangzhou who gave her name as Quanquan told the Global Times that people still went to work and commuted normally on Tuesday. Her confidence came from the constant improvement of the city's drainage system, she said.

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supersnoop

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Was there flood warnings? I see videos of people trapped in subway tunnels, many dying.... It would be deeply irresponsible to not shutdown subways when given flood warnings.
Sometimes, you can have this kind of sudden "microburst" downpour. The weather pattern will show a storm coming, but the level of rainfall can be beyond prediction...

A few years ago where I live, there was a storm, suddenly a train (not even underground) became totally flooded in a valley and people were rescued by Zodiacs.
 

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