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Old 08-29-2017, 08:47 PM   #11
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Thanks Bryan. You are so right. Houston is as flat as a pancake. The drainage systems are designed to handle lots but not a 1000 year flood but then what city is prepared for a 1000 year event. The good news is most of the water will drain off fairly quickly (days) and then we get to see what damage is underneath. I've already heard of two local bridges that are washed out.


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Old 08-29-2017, 09:58 PM   #12
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Use an amphibous assault ship for hurricane relief

This has been on my mind for quite a while, but this latest disaster finally prompted me to write my congressman and senior senator with a proposal:

The U.S. Navy has several amphibious assault ships meant to put a Marine expeditionary force ashore for combat operations. These ships are mini-aircraft carriers: they have helicopters, vertical takeoff / landing V-22 aircraft, hovercraft, and supplies to maintain the Marine unit when it is ashore. I proposed re-purposing one of these vessels for hurricane relief during hurricane season. The ship could follow a major hurricane until the storm makes landfall, then anchor offshore and use its resources for hurricane relief as soon as the storm has passed through, or maybe sooner.

I propose, you decide.
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This has been on my mind for quite a while, but this latest disaster finally prompted me to write my congressman and senior senator with a proposal:

The U.S. Navy has several amphibious assault ships meant to put a Marine expeditionary force ashore for combat operations. These ships are mini-aircraft carriers: they have helicopters, vertical takeoff / landing V-22 aircraft, hovercraft, and supplies to maintain the Marine unit when it is ashore. I proposed re-purposing one of these vessels for hurricane relief during hurricane season. The ship could follow a major hurricane until the storm makes landfall, then anchor offshore and use its resources for hurricane relief as soon as the storm has passed through, or maybe sooner.

I propose, you decide.


Having spent a lot of time on these ships they are very capable in these situations. The US has used them in relief operations overseas many times. Interestingly I saw this yesterday. We may see them sooner rather than later.

https://news.usni.org/2017/08/29/nav...tarian-mission


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