Monday, August 06, 2007
House-A-Day: We Don't Need No Water
There have been a lot of fires since the storm.* I'm not sure exactly why, but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with tens of thousands of vacant houses with screwed up wiring and utilities, a whole bunch of messed up infrastructure, and an overstretched fire department.**
This house burnt a few weeks back.
* Sometimes the houses are completely abandoned, but the saddest cases are when the owners were rebuilding or had recently returned home only to have it all taken away again.
** And maybe the odd handful of dissatisfied claimants looking for a more favorable insurance settlement, though that's pure speculation.