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Coastal flooding & storm surge

  • 1.  Coastal flooding & storm surge

    Posted 09-18-2017 22:28
    By my count there are at least 13 major U.S. coastal cities that should be planning for the construction of storm surge protection systems and large flood retention areas. The scope for the above should a part of any Federal Infrastructure legislation.
    Howard A. Partch
    retired guy
    Anacortes, WA



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  • 2.  RE: Coastal flooding & storm surge

    Posted 09-19-2017 03:39
    Agreed.

    Tara Imani, AIA, NCIDQ, ASID, CSI
    Registered Architect + Interior Designer

    Tara Imani Designs, LLC
    10333 Richmond Avenue, Suite 170
    Houston, TX 77042

    Work/Mobile Ph: 832-723-1798

    www.taraimanidesigns.com




  • 3.  RE: Coastal flooding & storm surge

    Posted 09-20-2017 18:46
    I prefer buying baloney at the butchery.

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  • 4.  RE: Coastal flooding & storm surge

    Posted 09-22-2017 12:04
    Mr. Middleton,

    New Bedford harbor has a storm surge gate they swear by.  

    Sometimes unusual ideas work.  Sometimes they are better for you than baloney.

    Dave Finney (former AIA)







  • 5.  RE: Coastal flooding & storm surge

    Posted 09-22-2017 12:18
    Agreed that many buildings now planned for the coast could be built inland.  

    We must nonetheless contend with protecting existing properties, lives--and national heritage--that exist in coastal zones. 

    Much of this cannot be replaced at any cost.

    Dave Finney  





  • 6.  RE: Coastal flooding & storm surge

    Posted 09-25-2017 18:08

    Having just seen a presentation by John Englander, I would recommend that you read his book - High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis - to more fully grasp the impact on our built environment. It is not only storm surges, but increasingly severe storms and rainfall often far from the literal coast, dramatic flooding, king tides and outward surging bays and waterways that threaten our simplistic view of the coast as a static bucolic place in the sun.

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    Mike McGlone AIA
    Alamo Architects
    San Antonio TX
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  • 7.  RE: Coastal flooding & storm surge

    Posted 09-19-2017 18:18
    On the other hand, perhaps we need to quit building all these big expensive buildings right on the coast.  Just another perspective.





  • 8.  RE: Coastal flooding & storm surge

    Posted 09-21-2017 09:12
    Totally agree with you Brad - - - we need to build smart - not follow old patterns that are unsustainable.
    Just because we can does not mean we should

    The cost for this infrastructure could built many more structures and much better elsewhere.

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    Sally Grans-Korsh FAIA
    National Association of College and University Business Offices
    Washington DC
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