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Some of us are not prepping for weather causing an end of the world. We are prepared for a period of time after extreme weather cause problems.
I am more concerned about long term disruptions cause by economic revolt.
That said weather is always with us no madder what. Sites chosen for storage,bunkers defense ect, maybe fine most of the time.
But what if there is no power ,the generators go quiet? Is the location really a good one? Can it be hardened against weather.
Water is a powerful force.
Right now we are getting extreme amount of water, Winter run off a week of rain. Not the worst it has ever been but it could be one for the record books .
A great time to look around and see how your land has changed over time. If areas are still good for storage, I have friends in the area that have pumps running almost nonstop right now. Even loaned out a pump and generator. If SHTF would that be an option?
So far our below ground level structures are dry. We are keeping an eye on some grading that was done a few years back and has not seen this kind of weather yet. Measuring stakes for any shifting or sliding.
Natural drain bed and installed drain tiles are still flowing with out pumps but at a low rate. Water table is getting to the point there will not be any where for it to go.
Know your land, know you bug out area times like this are great to test your plan.
 

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In our modern world, we have intentionally inhabited many areas that otherwise would be uninhabitable. I work in the city of Milwaukee, and the downtown area is slowly sinking, with buildings loosing their foundational support, etc. Most people don't know that the "downtown" area of Milwaukee -- as it is in many other large cities build on the waterfront -- is build on wet sands layed in over a bay in Lake Michigan to expand the area of the city. That is now coming back to haunt the city leaders.

In other places, swamps have been drained and filled, hills leveled, canyons smoothed over, etc., all of which may make a place vulnerable to weather-related events. People have also built up ocean coastal areas where hurricanes sweep through, they have built in tornado alley, where the winds simply shear everything more than 3 feet high off the face of the earth, they have built on hillsides, where one good rain sends entire subdivisions cascading down the hill, and in the midst of forests, where fire can devastate.

For long-term viability, choose wisely as to where one lives, for weather has probably claimed move lives than all other means over the centuries.
 

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Milwaukee is suffering from 60 years of socialism nothing will fix that mess of a city. I spend a lot of time there.
Next to imposable to get anything done.
 

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Milwaukee is suffering from 60 years of socialism nothing will fix that mess of a city. I spend a lot of time there.
Next to imposable to get anything done.
Wisconsin should just donate Milwaukee and Madison to Illinois. Neither one is like the rest of the state. (Had a daughter that went to school in Madison. I was never so happy as when she graduated and I realized I NEVER have to go to that city again!)
 

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Funny how Milwaukee comes up when flooding is mentioned. We are still paying for a phony deep tunnel project that is used as nothing more than a way to hide the city dumping sewage into the lake. Milwaukee is an example of why we need to prep for economic disaster .
Trying to deal with that City is a nightmare.
Sad part Milwaukee was once the envy of the world in Machining,manufacturing and tanning hides. It was a site to see and be a part of.
One of the greatest in the world. Then socialist bleed it dry nothing left now.
 

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Got a bit off track , but sometimes that is good Forums are about numbers, numbers of posts numbers of users .
Main point know your area both in good weather and bad. When we built this house a lot of questing went on we wanted to make sure no madder what the weather did we would stay dry with out power. A few adjustments made a world of difference.
We look at things we do now as if there will be no power. That is first question .
How will this work with no electric of any kind
 

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Lotta great points made here!

In the area where I grew up there has been a lot of construction and development on property which I know for a fact is prone to flooding. Most of the folks that bought these houses or businesses probably are clueless to that fact. One of these years we are going to have a wet winter and a very wet spring and many are going to be flooded and loose millions of dollars in the process and are going to wonder why and how this was allowed to happen. While I hate to see things happen to folks that may not know better, I am going to just shake my head and say I tried to tell you so...do you believe me now? How cities can put greed in potential property tax revenue above the safety and welfare of its citizenry, and allow for development of flood prone areas and restrict folks ability to build storm shelters on their property is beyond me!
 
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