Displacement from Ship causing damage

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+14 1. gpullen commented 8 years ago

Jesus. thats a lot of displacement!
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+16 2. BarraMacAnna commented 8 years ago

Man built this 1000 foot long boat with unbelievable power...And an idiot built these wooden houses and wooden bridges on what is clearly a flood plain, with no levees..seriously, bravo!
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+24 3. gouranga4ever commented 8 years ago

#2 What's your evidence for this being a flood plain? The houses in the background don't appear to be water damaged to me, did I miss something?

What's needed here is a speed limit for the large ships to prevent riverbank erosion and property damage. It's in the shipping Co.'s interest, those residents are perfectly entitled to sue to recover their loss.
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+2 4. alga commented 8 years ago

A huge tsunami:) Poor landlords. Come to Slovenia and you will see what big rivers are:)
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+2 5. bella1 commented 8 years ago

every house should have a surf board :D
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-2 6. Paul2765 commented 8 years ago

Just hope there isn't a child in a row boat one of these days!!
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0 7. darkmas commented 8 years ago

i wonder if submarines passing by moves water even a bit :x
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-2 8. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

yeah or whales
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+1 9. BarraMacAnna commented 8 years ago

#3 You're just agreeing with the guy in the video, (and everyone else who uprated you did too! you should all have a sheep in wolf's clothing! #3, wink wink ;) )..The houses appear to be brand new, hence the lack of damage..He's just a new resident worried about potential damage to his new home.

My evidence is:
1. The definition of a flood plain: "a plain area of land beside a river, prone to flooding"
2. The near water-level land it is built on, beside a large river and its tributary/canal, without levees as I have already said.
3. Flood plains are abundant in water supply, hence the beautiful grassland it is built on (grassland being a key feature of many flood plains).

I know the boat displacement waves are causing more worry for potential damage, but how many communities do you see built on low-level terrains beside major rivers? Not many...blaming the boats seems like an excuse to me..

Large cargo ships weigh in excess of 100,000 tonnes/tons. That means they DISPLACE in excess of 100,000 tonnes/tons of water. So even with a speed limit it would create displacement waves. They could ban the boats from this river altogether, but I assume its a major shipping lane that was there long before these houses.
Adding ANOTHER point to my argument. They built new houses directly in the "line of fire". It's like building houses on the side of a volcano because "it looks nice".

So in short: IMO: idiot developers/idiot buyers, aesthetics over brains
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+1 10. gouranga4ever commented 8 years ago

#9 So your claim now is that the Banks funded the building of new homes on a known floodplain OR those people are rich enough to fund the build without the aid of a bank but stupid enough to build on a floodplain? Seems legit.

The amount of water displaced by the boats is constant but the energy of the water depends upon how fast the boat and subsequent wake is travelling.. E=MV^2, V in this case is the velocity of the boat.

Unless you happen to know the precise location this is being filmed, you are basically guessing about whether or not the houses were built before the ships started coming through. The bridges certainly seem well established to me.

You just seem angry at these people for no good reason and trying to come up with reasons for it afterwards.