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West Virginia faces historic flooding: could the state have done more to prevent the damage?

  • Yes, should have used the weather focust.

    The damage caused by flash floods in West Virginia could have been prevented had the state acted on the meteorological update on the impeding bad weather. People would have been moved to safer grounds and drainage improvement carried out. It was a case of wait-and-see and it has turn out to be tragic.

  • No, West Virginia could not have done more to prevent the flood damage.

    Despite the destruction that occurred as the result of the West Virginia floods, I don't think that the state could have done more to prevent the damage. The type of flood that occurred was a 1,000-year flood, meaning that this type of natural disaster is not a normal occurence. Therefore, the state could not have done more to prevent the damage considering the flood was unprecedented and uncommon.

  • Flooding was a fluke.

    The flooding in West Virginia is beyond awful, but the state could not have done anything to prevent this tragedy. The rivers that were rising so quickly have not been at these levels for over 100 years. No one saw this coming, but now, West Virginians are banding together to help each other.

  • No, the states do not always have proper funding.

    I believe that the state of West Virginia could not have done more to prevent the damage. The states receive limited money from the federal government. To prevent the damage, the state would need lots of funds. Without the proper funds, West Virginia would not have the ability to do more to prevent the damage caused by the historic flooding.


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