Monday, September 15, 2008

Coastal Cities Not Prepared For Water

Houston, TX – With the devastating power of hurricane Ike having passed through the area, many residents are working to repair the damage done by this mysterious and rare force.

It’s the same type of astonishment and confusion seen in many coastal cities during this time of year. Residents and authorities alike have difficulty coping with nature’s silent killer, water.

“You move to a coastal town and you don’t expect anything bad to happen,” said Mark Villalobos, a homeowner fighting back flood waters. “Like all of this water. My basement is flooded, my lawn, even my car is partially under water. It’s unbelievable, water, of all things.”

The sentiments are basically the same along the whole coast. People living along massive bodies of water are understandably shocked by the onslaught of the inexplicable force called water.

Louis Steadman is an emergency worker helping the relief effort.

“I grew up in California,” stated Steadman. “But I left because of the earthquakes. I moved here, to the coast, on the Gulf, because I didn’t want to deal with any major natural disasters. But here I am. Just when you think you’re safe, nature throws you a curveball and dumps water on coastal areas.”

Experts are baffled in regards to this sudden and unprovoked soaking of previously, relatively, dry land.

“It still seems quite strange that water would somehow make its way land,” explained a representative from the National Weather Service. “Despite the land’s proximity to a vast body of water, it was still drenched. It was truly unexpected.”