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Disaster in the Old Town
The people who lived in Sacramento were almost always in danger. These disasters were floods and fires.
Since Sacramento was near the river, and on the same level, floods were not rare. In fact they were common. When it rained, the water would overflow, and it would work its way through the town. The first few times it happened, they were worried, but soon enough, they became used to it, although they were still scared. This problem was fixed by “raising the city.” I know what you’re thinking, “THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!” Almost everyone thought that, when the proclamation was announced, except for the planners. But they worked hard, and sure enough, the city was raised 12 feet, but it took 14 years to do this task, and it was successful.
This fixed the problem because the water rushing through the town couldn’t get up hill. Sacramento is now a “Flood Free Town.” Sacramento is declared “safe!”
Article posted May 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM •
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