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Out of the Blue

The reports of the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines are startling, but not that surprising when the scope of the storm is described as being hundreds of miles across carrying sustained winds of 147mph, gusts of 170 mph, and waves as high as 45ft. It seems almost impossible to imagine such forces at work until you see the photos and see the devastation. Here's hoping as much help can come to the victims of this as quickly as possible, as food and water are immediate issues, and one can also only hope that the dire projections of loss of life from this turn out to be overestimated.

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39. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2013, 12:57 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2013, 21:13:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 10, 2013, 18:15:
But nothing you do will protect you from flooding. Not living there seems like a better choice.

I suppose someone should tell all the people in southeast Asia who live in stilt housing that's the case.

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"This is a travel video showcasing the incredible Kampong Ayer (also known as the world's largest water stilt village) located in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. http://nomadicsamuel.com : Kampong Ayer, or the Water Village (Malay: Kampong Ayer) is an area of Brunei's capital city Bandar Seri Begawan that is situated after the Brunei Bay. 39,000 people live in the Water Village. This represents roughly ten percent of the nation's total population. All of the Water Village buildings are constructed on stilts above the Brunei River.
Built entirely of stilt houses and wooden w
alkways, this cluster of 42 villages housing more than 30,000 inhabitants is the world's largest water village. Some people refer to it as the 'Venice of the East'."

Gentlemen, there are plenty of much cheaper, much more eco-friendly, viable alternatives for housing in any of those sorts of zones. Plenty!

But flooding damages the infrastructure all the same. What's the point having a house that takes 0 damage, when everything around you is destroyed? Most Phillipines will die because of sickness and starvation (and the inevitable riots and crimes caused by that). You could argue that your idea makes survival rates better, but if those few survivors have food only for themselves..... ehm.. yeah.

No, the smarter idea is to not live in a region that's hit by the strongest Taifuns all the time. ^^

On that note: I don't disagree with you, of course there are better housing solutions that are more secure and much more eco friendly. The real question is why you would build them in a region that's hit by massive storms every year. There is such a thing as "moving out of the way" and it's a lot cheaper and eco friendly.

Ps.: Check wikipedia if you don't believe me, every 2 to 3 years a massive storm hits the phillipines.

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