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Tony Auth

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  1. David B

    David B said, over 3 years ago

    Either way, the taxpayers foot the bill.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The cartoon is a good depiction of what will happen when the next force 3 to 5 storm strikes the Gulf or Atlantic Coasts. In parts of NC and VA, it is my understanding that people living on the shoreline are finding insurance to be either unattainable or very expensive. I wonder what folks in NJ and NY are experiencing.
    If people are going to live in areas where the water gets high, they should live in barges. There are ways to place such homes so they only rise up and down with the water rather than getting pushed inland. But that too is expensive.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Good choice. Different from those people in Virginia Beach who built homes on stilts with the water heater, HVAC unit, and the breaker boxes on the ground floor…..

  4. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If people continue to build houses to the edge of the ocean, then they should build houses up and expect to go home with a sail boat.
    I’m all about helping the needy, the ones GOP likes to call lazy bums, but my my thoughts are "no body is making them live there.
    they knew the risks but they always have known that the government will pay them and give them money to rebuild.
    If they could be moved up and away, have some rule that only visitors And vacationers are allowed , and the rest can be at least 5 miles away.
    I know those people feel entitled to live there, even those who know the oceans are rising.
    the weather is changing, whether it’s man made or not, we deal with the results of that change.

  5. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    Respectful Troll: That accommodates tidal changes, but not hurricanes. Look where perfectly seaworthy fishing boats end up after a medium sized (category 3) hurricane. Barges with a slab-sided house on them will get damage from a mere (?) whole gale. The only answer is natural barrier islands with no structures on them (natural dunes) and no building on the mainland outside of areas where trees grow naturally. The seashore can still be used for recreation, if dune-damaging activities are prohibited. Remember, tsunami translates literally as “harbor wave”. Hurricane surges can equal the average tsunami in height and last longer.

  6. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago


    Wabbit, if there were some restraints on developers, maybe we wouldn’t see so much of this. For some reason, people refuse to look beyond what they are told when they buy waterfront property, whether it is ocean, river or lake. They happily buy property well below the 100 year flood line, even below the 50 year flood line. The information is readily available, but hey, they wouldn’t put all that money into construction if it wasn’t safe to live there, would they?

    They’d buy bridges in the Sahara. We need an education system.

  7. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    You are right.

    You can lie to the government.

    You can lie to the public.

    You cannot lie to Mother Nature.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Interesting how folks who built on cliffs above the Pacific also watched their homes slide into the ocean. Those who repeatedly build fire-prone houses where chaparral burns every ten years also keep rebuilding with shake roofs, because they “look good”. Ignoring nature, and messing with her, is a classic for people with more money than brains. And if the government steps in to save those rich folks behinds when storms hit on the Gulf coast barrier islands, or in wealthy enclaves on the Atlantic, well, just blame folks on welfare for the budget imbalance.

  9. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 3 years ago

    Yet, we are also forced to pay for bad health choices in behavior.

  10. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I live on the canadian side of the border, but this cartoon is also true for more than one mcmansion on the acadian coast!

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