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Sec 5 and 9 got hit hard with the wind and high tide over the weekend. . House in 9 lost the seawall, a swimming pool beachside and looks like the house is gone too !!
The point is that you cannot build on sand and expect it to hold in an extreme event like we had over the weekend..many of the structures have been there many years...every time someone adds a structure it changes the energy flow from the storms. In the old days before adding sea walls the natural dunes took the hit not concrete.I’m not a structural engineer, but that looks more like a facade (or a farce) than something I would rely on for an extreme event.
If you look closely you can see they used the original sea wall for a footing. They were not thinking years ago that our tides would be on the rise as they are today.I’m not a structural engineer, but that looks more like a facade (or a farce) than something I would rely on for an extreme event.
It may not entirely be about rising tides, but there is no question, none, that climate change with rising tides is a factor. Don't believe it? Good for you.Actually it is not about tides being worse today than decades ago, but that the coast (any coast, due to fluctuating currents and weather patterns) shifts constantly. For example, around 15 years ago, the approximate 3-4 foot dunes on our beach were carved -- overnight -- to approximately 10-foot "cliffs." During ensuing years they reformed to their previous state. Also, there are sea walls and then there are sea walls. A true sea wall goes down something like 10 feet below ground, and has other heavily structural elements than merely cement.
Nope. It's another hoax put out by the liberals. Weather has been happening for millions of years and will continue to happen. Mankind can do NOTHING to change that.It may not entirely be about rising tides, but there is no question, none, that climate change with rising tides is a factor. Don't believe it? Good for you.
I earlier said I’m not a structural engineer. But I am a physical scientist with a few hundred publications. The water from those melting glaciers is going somewhere. Don’t buy any fancy globes, a lot of coastlines are going to change. Having said that, I looked at a number of properties in Los Chonches, and saw several that I thought were susceptible to being undermined. I also looked very closely at one that had a professionally engineered breakwater constructed with two neighboring properties that looked good for the next several decades. I’ve owned a number of homes, and built several. The quality of construction in Rocky Point is highly variable, and for the next 20 years or so, quality engineering is probably more important than sea level rise and increases in storm intensity. By 2099 Mexicali will be an hour’s drive from the beach, but I won’t be there to see it.We're having a little trouble with the knuckle draggers like our member above, so we're just going to have to leave them behind and hope they didn't procreate. This is supposed to be a non-political site, but recently the loser bunch has brought up Democrats, progressives, and liberals. Good, sleep tight.