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Trump Wanted to Kill This Obama Rule. Then Came the Hurricanes.


Business  (tags: construction, architecture, buildings, Florida, Texas, regulations, hurricanes, weather, storms, disasters )

Freya
- 13 days ago - motherjones.com
Three weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that reversed an Obama-era requirement that future construction in areas likely to flood need to be built at a higher elevation.



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Darren W (218)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 1:26 am
Stupid is as stupid does.

Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Kalliope M (26)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 3:37 am
Well, I hope that the hurricanes also have killed his plans. And I wish that they may would have been powerful enough to educate this jerk and all the other arrogant climate deniers in case of climate change and how important it is to fast do more to avoid increasing global warming and pollution. If he is clever, he will see his chance now to create more jobs in case of restoring the damaged Citys and Villages, and invest in renewable Energies instead of subsidizing further the fossil fuel industry.
 

JL A (282)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 8:08 am
I read of his intent to walk this decision back...wonder what minor tweak he'll choose to claim is the essential difference between policies...Thanks Freya
 

Kay M (45)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 2:54 pm
Good afternoon and thank you for this article - which i read and noted- THE REBUILDING CODES NEED TO BE STRONGER NOT FASTER AND CHEAPER- JUST LOOK AT HOW GREAT THE IMPROVEMENTS IN FLORIDA SINCE ANDREW WORKED OUT- HOMES IN SUBDIVISIONS BUILT BEFORE ANDREW BLEW OVER AND WERE DESTROYED- THE ONES BUILT AFTER ANDREW WITH BETTER CODES SURVIVED MOSTLY IN GOOD CONDITION- MAKE MORE IMPROVEMENTS IN REBUILDING- MAKE RAISING THE HOUSES POSSIBLE - MAKE AFFORDING SHUTTERS AND REINFORCEMENTS TO STRUCTURES MANDATORY- HAVE GOOD INSPECTIONS AND CITY PLANNING BEFORE REBUILDING - MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF THE VICTIMS OF THESE HURRICANES - I WENT THRU MANY HERE IN LOUISIANA FROM THE 1947 ONE WITH NO NAME- TO BETSY- CAMILLE- AND KATRINA -THOSE WERE THE BIG ONES AND THERE WERE MANY SMALL ONES- EACH TIME WE REBUILT - WE WENT UP -IN HEIGHT FROM SEA LEVEL AND FROM GROUND LEVEL - WE RAISED THE HOME -WE REINFORCED THE STRAPPING FROM ROOF ALL THE WAY THRU TO THE FOUNDATION- WE ADDED SHATTER PROOF WINDOW - STORM SHUTTERS- INSULATED CENTER SAFE ROOM WITH THICK WALLS- TO WITHSTAND TORNADOS THAT COME WITH THE HURRICANES- and even then -when KATRINA WAS ANNOUNCED -WE EVACUATED UP NORTH and are we glad - no one could for see the collapse of 3 canal walls in the 17th street canal- the london canal -and the orleans canal-- allowing the whole of lake pontchartrain and bayou saint john to spill out and drown our city -- THANK GOD OUT OF ALL OF THE HOUSES IN OUR EXTENDED FAMILY -ONE SURVIVED ALL IN TACK AND NOT UNDER WATER - SO WE ALL STAYED THERE WHEN WE COULD GET BACK INTO THE CITY --IT WAS THE HOUSE OUR DAD BUILT WITH HIS OWN HANDS AND HAD ALL OF THE BEST IMPROVEMENTS - NOW WHEN SOME ONE IN THE FAMILY WANTS TO REBUILD - WE SHOW THEM HOW PAPA DID IT- AND DID IT RIGHT ----DO NOT LET TRUMP KILL THE CODES TO MAKE OUR CITIES SAFE - sincerely KAY M.
 

Marco C (31)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 7:20 am
Not unlike the political wind blowing through the American democracy with the current administration on the winds of the short sighted apocalytes in congress. All the forces of evil have come together to level civil society: the league of the ignorant - religious right wingers, racists, white supremacists, misogynists, out of control profits mongers all fueled by a pathological sense of entitlement.

Tolerance and political correctness should not include tolerance of destructive behavior, acknowledged yes, tolerated, no.
 

Darren W (218)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 3:03 pm
He has very little political clue, Trump
 

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 7:25 pm
Anything Obama did is something Trump wants to destroy, along with anything else that doesn't have his name on it. We can only hope there are enough people in Congress with sense enough to keep these rules and laws in place so people building or buying aren't duped into thinking they're safe, when they're not.
 

Peggy B (36)
Friday September 15, 2017, 7:16 am
TYFS
 
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