It is the 1371st of March 2020 (aka the 1st of December 2023)
You are 22.214.171.124,
pleased to meet you!
Use the player above to listen to the podcast version of this b.log entry,
or click here to download it for listening to on the MP3 player of your choice.
They died in their sleep...
The death toll on a quiet coastal town is 29. Most them drowned in their sleep.
The houses, all fairly new build, were in an idyllic location.
Idyllic, that is, until a hurricane brought with it a storm surge that breached an aging dyke, washed inland and filled the properties in a matter of seconds. Some reports say a wave several metres tall passed through the town of Aiguillon-sur-Mer. The photo on the right, from Ouest-France shows what is left today.
The big question now, why are people building on land susceptible to flooding? And not just soggy feet but serious deep flooding. There are questions, given how muh water there is and how long it has been there, if some of the properties won't need to be destroyed and rebuilt. Hopefully somewhere else.
Politicians will discuss the issue. Committees will be set up to investigate and arrive at some sort of conclusion after painstaking examination of all available evidence (thus meaning stating the obvious won't happen for weeks or months). And, in the end, nothing much will happen...
Please note that while I check this page every so often, I am not able to control what users write; therefore I disclaim all liability for unpleasant and/or infringing and/or defamatory material. Undesired content will be removed as soon as it is noticed. By leaving a comment, you agree not to post material that is illegal or in bad taste, and you should be aware that the time and your IP address are both recorded, should it be necessary to find out who you are. Oh, and don't bother trying to inline HTML. I'm not that stupid! ☺ ADDING COMMENTS DOES NOT WORK IF READING TRANSLATED VERSIONS.
You can now follow comment additions with the comment RSS feed. This is distinct from the b.log RSS feed, so you can subscribe to one or both as you wish.
This web page is licenced for your personal, private, non-commercial use only. No automated processing by advertising systems is permitted.
RIPA notice: No consent is given for interception of page transmission.