The idea that just won’t die… According to WNYC this morning raising the town of Highlands is the ONLY hope of survival. Really, its our only hope?
According to WNYC, “[Mayor] Nolan and the Highland’s environmental commission is considering a big idea that locals hope will alleviate the extreme flooding that happened after Sandy. They are looking into raising the entire town up.” “Town officials know it can be done. Residents don’t doubt that.” (I’m a resident and I doubt that…. which residents exactly don’t doubt it?)
Again, citing Galveston, Texas and the 1900 flood, as proof positive raising the town is the “only hope”. Ah-hem, Galveston had substantial flood damage in 2008 due to Hurricane Ike. They are now considering a coastal barrier (appropriately called the ‘Ike Dike’) This project would be a dramatic enhancement of the existing Galveston Seawall, complete with floodgates, which would protect more of Galveston, the Bolivar Peninsula, the Galveston Bay Area, and Houston. It would further be able to withstand ~10,000 year storms.
Storm barriers, storm barriers, where I have read about those?? Oh yeah here..
If Galveston, TX is considering Storm Barriers, maybe Highlands should also..