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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

the inevitable

Mayor Marty Walsh and Mayor Bill de Blasio will most likely face catastrophic flooding in their respective cities within the next 10 years. I think that Boston has been due to have its ticket punched for about fifty years, and any measures that have been taken to mitigate the effects of storm surge will be tested beyond their capacity.

When the floods happen the media will fixate on high density areas because it's good copy when a city street has three feet of water on it. But like what happens in every flood, it's the lower density coastal suburbs that will get walloped. Quincy would probably be more adversely impacted than any Boston neighborhood. I wonder if I'll stay or go if something bad is on its way.

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