Saturday, September 18, 2004

Water water everywhere

Needless to say, Choice Cuts was cancelled last night. More later on whether September's reading will be rescheduled, or last night's writers folded into another event.

With a storm as powerful as Ivan bringing rainfall to the region, flooding is of course inevitable. But suburban sprawl served to make the situation worse, according to the Trib's flood coverage:

A combination of factors led to the rampant flooding yesterday, said Ken LaSota, associate professor of natural sciences at Robert Morris University. Not only did the deluge set records, it came just over a week after the remnants of Hurricane Frances saturated the ground. Plus, so much of the county has been developed and paved, the water simply had nowhere to go, LaSota said.

Thanks for allowing me to exploit this calamity as a forum for my own personal views.


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