PR also has a lot less structural timber to build with. If you look at the
BNSF trainloads of lumber that roll out of BC, WA, OR on a regular basis
destined for other places in the US...  The US is actually kind of an
anomaly worldwide with so many houses built out of wood.

You can sit by the main railway line Seattle-Vancouver and watch thousands
of tons of wood every day roll past.

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 6:42 PM, Seth Mattinen <> wrote:

> On 3/6/18 6:36 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
>> When your electricity runs you can run pumps. But they run underwater
>> telecomunications, underwater power, etc. Even if the tunnel was left
>> flooded, still better than what happenned. Assuming the island is all
>> bedrock, wouldnt be a terrible hurricaine shelter for the people without
>> the resources to build reinforced shelters, heck, bore big enough and the
>> have an intraisland public transit
> Don't they already favor concrete construction because when hurricanes
> come there isn't anywhere to go but ride it out?

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