Bananas?-Yes wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:31 am
It seems that some news editors are putting out the word that there might be a final death toll in the hundreds.
Given that humans in The Bahamas have been dealing with these storms for so long it just doesn't seem logical that there isn't a kind of storm infrastructure in place to allow citizens a safe place to ride out a storm.
I don't get it!
Lots of reasons I am sure but the Bahamas is a shithole country with tourism as the main/only source of revenues and I suspect that nests are feathered. Their budget is here
http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/conne ... OD=AJPERES
Seems like a lot of government for a place with a small population but who knows. In fairness, I am not really sure what they could have done. I suppose that they might have, cleverly, coordinated with the US Corps of engineers and Cost Guard to have a disaster recovery plan in place. They had cooperated with us on the war on drugs so a little quid pro would be in order.
Given that they are only a hundred feet or so above sea level
They might channel King Canute for all the value they would get by building stuff.
You know, New Orleans is below sea level. Venice is or is close to it and is sinking. Probably thousands of places around the globe. You have heard the expression "kick the can"? Thats what they are all doing.
With all due respect to whomever, I read all about all sorts of really cool people that want to save humans from this and save humans from that and all sorts of cool things, but here we have a really basic thing like a shelter for people to ride out a storm and all those cool people can't foresee that maybe that special shelters need to be built here and there and over there and let's do some really uncool and unglamorous work like pouring concrete to build a really uncool looking structure that might save a life.
Right and we have all those ickey black folks in Chicago killing each other but the angst is saved for white folks killed with un-pc black guns.
I don't get it!
And nobody in the Cool Branch of Society in that Hollywood place thought about maybe some sort of storm shelters could be a useful thing considering the other half that belonged to that Cool Branch of Society in that Hollywood place were screaming about how awful the Earth's atmosphere this and that was going to get. Not one of them Cool and Smart folks thought about pushing somebody to build some storm shelters?
No sure what a storm shelter at or near sea level would have done. And getting people there. And having provisions.
hmmmm pop is ~400k. Shit, we should have just moved them stateside till the thing passed. Hey Rob, how many folks could you put in a carrier?