Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(3,188 posts)
5. Build on sand in a major earthquake zone next to the ocean... what could go wrong?
Fri Jan 12, 2024, 10:45 AM
Jan 2024

There really should be new guidelines for much of existing coastal development, that if you are in a high risk area for earthquake, rising ocean levels, other flooding, etc. You can live there as long as it lasts but if these risks take out the property, you don't get to rebuild there. In many places I think insurance companies by withdrawing their protective coverage are essentially saying that so that only those with money to burn can enjoy that risk ongoing but zoning and other guidelines should support lowering risks long term.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Is it madness to build on...»Reply #5