Just for the sake of speculation let's travel down a watery road.
From Roadside Mystic:
Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.
Tons of RAIN from the recent tragic and freakish Tornado outbreaks in the south fell largely over the New Madrid Fault Region. The Flood Risk Remains very high. The soggy ground makes it easier for the ground in this area to liquefy and become like quicksand . Triggering a New Madrid major earthquake in this environment will be beyond bad. If Tornadoes can shut down the Nuclear Reactors in Northern Alabama what can the New Madrid erupting do to All of the Nuclear reactors in the area?
And FEMA is preparing with the largest earthquake drill ever....
dutchsinse gives his latest report:
Word has reached us that federal judge Stephen Limbaugh (yes, Rush Limbaugh’s cousin) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has issued his ruling that a segment of the levee holding back the Mississippi River on the Missouri side (near the little town of New Madrid, where our big Midwestern earthquake fault line is named after) can be dynamited by the Corps of Engineers to alleviate upriver flooding. more
NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - As of early Sunday morning, the Army Corps of Engineers has not yet made a decision on whether or not to purposefully flood 130,000 acres of land in Mississippi and New Madrid Counties to relieve stress on strained levees. more
A rural Missouri county was evacuating residents on Wednesday from a 130,000-acre area that will be flooded if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decides to blow up a Mississippi River levee. Missouri claims demolition of the levee would damage the farmland, leaving a layer of silt that would take a generation to clear. But Cairo's mayor believes the Corps must act to save lives.
"The city of Cairo is on the verge of being the next 9th Ward of New Orleans," said Mayor Judson Childs in a statement, referring to an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He said the city is 70 percent African-American with a large population of senior citizens, most with "nowhere to go and no way to get there."
A law enacted in 1928 allows the Corps to blow up the levee if the Mississippi River reaches a certain level -- 58 feet at Cairo with the prediction to rise to 61 feet, according to the Corps.
But Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster believes the law is "unclear" as to whether the Corps actually has the authority to make the decision to detonate.
"There are no 'good' options at this juncture." more
Aid to Israel compared with aid to U.S. tornado victims: take a guess who gets more
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