It just kills me when I hear things like "Brooke's husband, said he
wishes more had been done for his family and neighbors right after the
fire", and "there was alot of time for city and state planners to do
something...anything...to redirect the water off the mountain". When did we turn into a state of whiners who expect our government to do
everything for us? There was a time (not too long ago), when we would ban
together as common citizens and just deal with the problem. Can you
imagine what 1983 would have been like if we had this attitude then? The solution is simple. Create a true neighborhood! Form relationships with
those around you (regardless of religious affiliation) and then when there is a
need, everyone naturally comes to the assistance of the community to deal with
it would seem that the Alpine burn for example happened 2 years ago and there
was alot of time for city and state planners to do something...anything...to
redirect the water off the mountain at least instead into the peoples homes. Was
anything done? Not enough it seems. Why are officials so slow to act?
Eliot,I am sure it helps, but a few weeks of storms don't mean
we are out of a drought. That said I am LOVING this weather, mid 80's with
a chance of rain everyday, I could live with that all summer.
You can bet that if I lived in the foothills below areas that could burn, or in
an area like Rockport, that I would have insurance for both wildfires and
flooding. If you buy a home situated in the hills surrounded by thick oak brush
and vegetation, you better expect that you are going to be dealing with fires
and flooding at some point in the future.I drove by the Rockport
area shortly after the fire and though to myself, DUH! What did they expect was
going to happen when they built a subdivision in an area like this.
I wonder what effect, if any, all of this rain will have on the level of water
in our reservoirs. At the very least it may saturate the ground before winter
storms bring snow and the ground freezes. I don't wish flooding on anyone
but I am also thinking that Utah needs the rain.