Petition Tag - flooding

1. Stop Flooding From The Heathcote River

Residents and businesses on and around the Heathcote River should not have to feel fear and anxiety that they will loose their homes and property or that they will not be able to get to work, loose business or keep themselves and their children safe. With the recent increased risk of flooding due to earthquake damage and ongoing poor river and drainage maintenance along with intensive residential development in the lower Port Hills, residents and businesses have now reached crisis point. It is imperative that the Christchurch City Council takes immediate steps to remove silt build up from the river and start an effective river maintenance and dredging programme, including fixing and maintaining the stop banks and installing one way check valves.

2. HELP CUTRONE ROAD

Bound Brook Estates has been a thorn in the side of Cutrone Road residents for fifty years. Allowing Raymond Wennick to build 109 houses, known as Bound Brook Estates on a swamp area caused massive damage to our homes and properties and it continues to this day. We have had not assistance from the City of Norwalk despite years and years of promises. We are fed up.

3. Reasonable flood protection for Whanganui

Homes in Anzac Parade, Putiki Drive and Taupo Quay in Whanganui need reasonable flood protection--we simply do not have that at present. Currently, flood protection ranges from totally inadequate to nonexistent.

Do we spend $300-400,000 cleaning up Kowhai Park each time we have a flood? How expensive would Kowhai Park be to move to another location? What about Girls’ College with their hockey field and hostel accommodation? Who pays for that to be relocated? Who will cover the cost of all those commercial buildings along Taupo Quay and up the avenue and down to Trafalgar Square?

It is very easy to make comments about strategic withdrawal and other options, but who pays the $20-50m this is likely to cost? Owners cannot afford it, Horizons cannot afford it, Whanganui District Council cannot afford it, insurance companies will not pay for this, they only cover repairs or stop insuring, and central government is highly unlikely to cover the cost because our situation applies to too many other locations throughout New Zealand. Strategic withdrawal is far more expensive than building reasonable flood protection in these areas.

There may eventually come a day when even 1 in 200-year protection is topped every second year and that will be the moment of truth… but I suspect that is a long way off yet. In the meantime, people in this community need help. That is not unreasonable to ask for and around $10m is not an unrealistic amount of money to invest in our community in the great scheme of things.

Please support this petition for reasonable flood protection.

4. Stop Flooding of Homes by Hotelier who dammed Natural Causeway

“Clarks Road is a residential areas in the parish of St James.

It is an old community dating back to the early 1900's and has several homes and hundreds of residents.

For the last 15 years, the Palm Paradise property, a small hotelier from the UK, has illegally blocked a natural watercourse.

That action, contrary to the laws of the land, has diverted thousand of cubic metres of flood waters to the homes of 100's of homeowners and had flooded properties every year for 15 years when it rains heavily.

5. Llifogydd - A55 - Floods

Yn dilyn llifogydd ar yr A55 a Thalybont yn 2012, darparwyd cynllun i ddargyfeirio gormodedd dŵr i'r Afon Ogwen. Hyd yma, mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi gwrthod ariannu'r cynllun allweddol hwn. Petai'r gwaith wedi mynd yn ei flaen, ni fyddai Talybont na'r A55 wedi dioddef llifogydd ar Ddydd San Steffan 2015.

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Following the devastating A55/Talybont flood in 2012, a scheme was designed to divert excess river water safely into the Afon Ogwen. Until now, the Welsh Government has refused to fund this essential scheme. Had this been built, the 2015 Boxing Day floods on the A55 and in Talybont would not have happened.

6. Help save our lives, homes and community

Our community has been flooded year after year with water from another community, public roads and empty lots. Our community was not build to accept the water coming in and has left families trapped in their houses during rain storms.

Property damage occurs and the streets are left unsafe for cars san kids to walk on.

Contact InTheWorks@ClarkCountyNV.gov

7. Stop additional water from entering the Qu'Appelle River chain

The residents of Saskatchewan are opposed to the addition of any and all water to Last Mountain Lake and the Qu’Appelle River chain. The Qu’Appelle River system is currently operating at and beyond maximum capacity.

Any additional water will result in ongoing flooding, destruction of property, slumping of the valley, and lowering of water quality. An increase in total dissolved solids into the river system could significantly impact fish populations, aquatic plants, quality of water for agricultural irrigation, and the suitability of available fresh water.

A thorough analysis of the short and long term environmental impact has not been completed or made available to all the stakeholders within the province which minimizes the potential for informed decision making by Water Security Agency and all stakeholders throughout the province.

The Kutawagan Diversion proposal would channel water, both fresh and saline, from Kutawagan directly into Last Mountain Lake resulting in higher water levels in the Qu’Appelle River chain and increased total dissolved solids in Last Mountain Lake from 1500 mg/L to 2400 mg/L at an average.

The proposal from Water Security Agency only presents an either/or scenario and does not take into consideration less detrimental solutions to the Quill Lakes flooding issue.

8. Hunters Against High Fences

We are a group of people from LaSalle, Caldwell and Winn Parish's in Central Louisiana who strongly oppose the construction and maintenance of deer-proof high fences thus eliminating and hindering the hunting rights of surrounding land owners. Our property has been surrounded by a high fence thus causing a void in the presence of deer on our property.

The construction of the high fence is continually causing a considerable amount of damage to the eco system. Tarps have been constructed over all waterways in which the high fence crosses causing a disturbance in the natural flow of the waterways, flooding and erosion as well as killing trees on the surrounding properties.

9. PROTECT BEARSTED - save Lilk Meadow

People, friends of Bearsted we really need your help, please sign this petition and show your support in protecting Bearsted from over development.

50 houses are potentially going to be built on Lilk Meadow aka the bogs. An area of natural, green beauty that floods even after an hour of rain! It will have a massive effect on the infrastructure of Bearsted besides taking away more of it's charm. We also really need as many people as possible who care to come next Thursday (19th March) 6pm Maidstone Town Hall when they will make the decision.

At the moment the developers and council believe that only 3% of Bearsted residents have objected to this application and that 97% of Bearsted residents approve of this.

Please help Protect Bearsted, sign this petition so we can go along on Thursday and prove them wrong! We do all care.

Please give us your support.

10. Prevent the irresponsible actions of dredging the Wollondilly River

A number of residents in the Eastgrove area of Goulburn are wanting the Goulburn Mulwaree Council to dredge the Wollondilly River to 'prevent' damages from floods in the Eastgrove area. They have good intentions, but dredging the river is not the answer.

This will simply make the water flow faster when it does flood, resulting in a flash flood. Flash flooding is proven to do exponentially more damage both economically and environmentally than a typical flood over a period of time. If a flash flood does occur in Goulburn, the physical devastation would take many years to recover, let alone the death rate and psychological impacts of such an event.

So think to yourself, is this really what people want to occur in our town? If your answer to this question is no, then please, sign the petition.

11. Stop sewage and waste water flooding - Thames Water

Since November 2012 approximately 2.34 million litres of local sewage and waste water a day has been flooding Mill End near Hambleden in Buckinghamshire, RG9 3BG in the midst of the Chilterns making life miserable for the local community with little sign of abating or longterm solutions being offered.

Travelers between Marlow and Henley on the A4155 cannot have helped but notice the 2 x 4000 gallon (18,000 litres) tankers working at the pumping station for up to 16 hours a day without which, the fields, brook and Mill End properties flood with sewage and waste water from the Hambleden Valley, leaving the drains almost constantly full and preventing normal use of basic amenities.

As reported in the Henley Standard recently a number of Hambleden residents have been directly affected with sewage backing up into their houses and the source of the problem may lie with the Thames Water controlled pipe works, laid in 1953.

Various locals have spent hours speaking with Thames Water with only tankers and no longterm solutions being provided to date and calls not returned. The tankers have been essential and locals extremely grateful for the help the tanker companies and specifically the drivers have provided but it is neither an environmentally friendly solution or tenable longterm.

The result of the flooding problems can be seen first hand and local residents have plenty of photographs of flooding and sewage the community has been exposed to over the past months and copies are available on request at local community venues.

It is not only an environmental hazard, dreadful for those directly affected and obviously a horribly high health risk to local children who play in the area and around the brook, fields and weir but this beautiful valley is a popular tourist destination and the sewage and paper products in the fields and main footpaths around Hambleden will surely start impacting local businesses - the lovely pubs, B&B’s and hotels in particular, if improvements are not made soon.

The residents at Mill End have flooded basements and regularly endure having to drive and walk through several inches of sewage and waste water to access their homes; one resident 20 yards from the pumping station also has to contend with regualrly having his garden submerged.

At another Mill End home - the last property on the pumping circuit, the sewage and waste water backs up in the drain in the garden if it cannot go anywhere else, regularly rendering it impossible for the tenant to use water in the bathroom and kitchen when they want to, at risk of the already full drain overflowing into the local environment. This resident hasn't put any paper in the loo since November 2012 and only uses environmentally friendly products but if the tankers don’t pump almost all day, their sewage and other people's sewage, toilet paper and chemicals overflow from the man hole onto the massively busy Chiltern Walk public footpath, into the car park, often merges with the high water in the brook and from there joins all the other waste water flooding into Mill End not captured by the tankers or the pumping station flooding straight into the River Thames and all that entails...

12. Marooned by flood water nearly every week

This is now the 3rd occasion within 6 weeks where all 14 residents in Tuggerah Str,Lisarow, NSW 2250 have either been marooned in their homes or could not get across the bridge to get home for over 8 hours on the last 2 occasions and 3 hours on the first in the last 6 weeks. Simply unacceptable.

Lisarow Station 561079
1. 12 June 2011 from 16:00 to 07:00. No data provided
2. 20 July 2011 from 08:00 to 16:00. 21mm in 24 hours
3. 21 July 2011 from 15:00 to 23:00. 50mm in 24 hours.

BOM - I am also concerned that I can’t get through to the Bureau of Meteorology to find out information on rain fall, considering we are being marooned so often, it would be nice to know that someone is looking out for us during night time hours or we should at least be able to rest assured by being able to find out that the rain is going to let up throughout the night? How about answering your phone?

RTA - Another major concern is that no road closures were made during any of these regular floods and I fear that their will be an accident soon with neighbours driving over the bridge at early flood signs and after the water starts to reside (Its isn't possible for the period of after an hour at the start and after an hour towards the end, even with a 4X4) where the heavy water current might sweep them and their vehicles down stream. The RTA need to arrange for road closures at Tuggerah Str for the 14 residents when it is unsafe to cross the bridge.

It seems we are deliberately ignored by Gosford City Council, the RTA and the BOM despite constant calls for help, because of the lack of concern for our safety or the constant damage to our properties, we the residents in Tuggerah Str will know be taking further action.

13. Save Brockhill Greenbelt

The idea of a green belt was first set out in the 1930’s for a ring of countryside where urbanisation would be resisted for the foreseeable future, maintaining an area where agriculture, forestry and outdoor leisure could prevail.

The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open, and consequently the most important attribute of green belts is their openness. Local authorities have always been encouraged to protect lands around their towns by these means.

We elect our local councillors and normally trust them to abide by such fundamental policies. However, Redditch Borough Council now want abolish the green belt to the north of the town in order to meet housing targets set by the previous government but now abandoned by the present government.

We all want to provide our families with the pleasures of open countryside that is close to our town. We therefore need to fight the proposals being put forward by the council in their building strategy and to get them to listen to sensible views that will prevent Brockhill from becoming a greater housing sprawl.

Anything you can do to support us will be very welcome. Please sign the petition and encourage your friend and family to as well.

More information can be accessed via www.savebrockhillgreenbelt.com

14. Fix the Creek in Mt. Carmel, Pa.

To fix the creek in Mt. Carmel, Pa. They have the money ti fix the creek but the borough will do nothing about it.

We are tired of getting flooded very time we have heavy rains. Something needs to be done so that we do not keep on getting flooded.

15. Stop the Dams in Sudan!

Having experienced the effects of the Merowe Dam on the environment of the Fourth Cataract region (flooding), the local people (forced resettlement), and their past and present culture (drowned), we are extremely concerned that the Sudanese Government seems ready to implement four more hydropower projects in northern and eastern Sudan.

This means that there will be three dams constructed on the River Nile, one at the Dal Cataract, one at Kajbar in the Third Cataract, and one at Shereik in the Fifth Cataract. The fourth dam will be built on the Atbara River, the last tributary of the Nile. None of these dams is actually necessary given the existence of alternative sources for energy production.

None of these dams has the consent of the local population who will be the ones most affected by the dam implementations.

16. Bring Australia's Troops Home to Help Australians

Over the last three months Australia has experienced some of it's worst weather events in recorded history. These events have devastated many communities and remote families.

Australian Defence Forces have been used in a small capacity to help search and rescue operations and clean up in SE QLD but the damage is far reaching and our present civilian and defence resources are spread thin across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Bringing home the troops and their hardware will enable a strong and widespread recover operation to proceed.

Defence expenditure will be focused on disaster recovery.

The well being and peace of mind of Australian Defence Force families will benefit directly through family members being removed from combat duty.

17. President Obama, You And Your Family Should Stop Eating Animal Flesh

Raising animals for food is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide and the single largest source of both methane and nitrous oxide emissions. Removing animal flesh from the food chain may be the only realistic, viable, manageable, enforceable, and effective government solution needed to slow global warming, and to ultimately play the largest role in stopping it.

The human race cannot run away from or escape the consequences of global warming!!

18. MaidaFloodAction: Flood Relief for Maida Vale/Hill

Homes and businesses in Maida Hill / Maida Vale were flooded yet again in July 09 - the most recent of several floods. We believe this is due to inadequate drainage, and sewer capacity that can't handle even short bursts of heavy rain. It cannot be allowed to happen again.

THE PETITION IS PART OF THE MAIDA FLOOD ACTION CAMPAIGN. THIS APPROACH HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL BEFORE; The Kensal Green area flooded in 2007 has had action taken by Thames Water to address the problem.

Even if your property wasn’t flooded this time, if you live in the area, it’s at risk in the future. Please support our efforts to prevent future flooding by adding your signature.

19. Stop Global Warming

Climate change may be a big problem, but there are many little things we can do to make a difference. If we try, most of us can do our part to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that we put into the atmosphere. Many greenhouse gases come from things we do every day. As we have learned, these greenhouse gases trap energy in the atmosphere and make the Earth warmer.

Driving a car or using electricity is not wrong. We just have to be smart about it.Some people use less energy by carpooling. For example, four people can ride together in one car instead of driving four cars to work. Here are some additional ways you can help make the planet a better place!

Read
Learning about the environment is very important. There are many good books that will help you learn. To get started, ask a teacher or a librarian for some suggestions. You also can look at the Links page to find other good web sites with information about the environment and climate change.


Save Electricity
Whenever we use electricity, we help put greenhouse gases into the air. By turning off lights, the television, and the computer when you are through with them, you can help a lot.


Bike, Bus, and Walk
You can save energy by sometimes taking the bus, riding a bike, or walking.


Talk to Your Family and Friends
Talk with your family and friends about climate change. Let them know what you've learned.


Plant Trees
Planting trees is fun and a great way to reduce greenhouse gases. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the air.


Recycle
Recycle cans, bottles, plastic bags, and newspapers. When you recycle, you send less trash to the landfill and you help save natural resources, like trees, oil, and elements such as aluminum.


When You Buy, Buy Cool Stuff
There are lots of ways we can improve the environment. One of the ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that we put into the air is to buy products that don't use as much energy. By conserving energy, we help reduce climate change and make the Earth a better place. Some products – like certain cars and stereos – are made specially to save energy.


Some Things to Think About
Did you know that you can help the environment if you buy recyclable products instead of non-recyclable ones? Look for the recycle mark – three arrows that make a circle – on the package. Recyclable products are usually made out of things that already have been used. It usually takes less energy to make recycled products than to make new ones. The less energy we use, the better.


Solar Energy
Imagine that it's a hot summer day. You put a scoop of ice cream on the sidewalk, and it melts. Why? Well, you probably know that the sun causes the ice cream to melt. But you may not know that the sun produces solar energy. Solar energy is a fancy way of saying "energy that comes from the sun." Solar energy can be used to heat homes, buildings, water, and to make electricity. Today, more than 200,000 houses in the United States take advantage of the sun's energy.


Cars
Cars are an important part of life for most people. But cars also cause pollution and release a lot of greenhouse gases into the air. Fortunately, there are some cars that are better for the environment. These cars can travel longer on a smaller amount of gasoline. They don't pollute as much, either. Using these kinds of cars can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the air.


ENERGY STAR®
Many things, like computers, TVs, stereos, and VCRs, have special labels on them. The label says "Energy" and has a picture of a star. Products with the ENERGY STAR® label are made to save energy. Buying products with ENERGY STAR® labels will help protect the environment.

20. Eagle Homes Inc. should fix the run-off problem

On Thursday August 23, 2007 Several houses were flooded as a result of poor design to the retention ponds in the Prairie Springs subdivision.

The Run-off of the cornfields to the west of Prairie Springs subdivision, caused the retention ponds to becomes to high and water was pushed into several basements through the sump wells.

Because of this poor design several people lost their hot water heaters and furnaces not to mention the mold that will grow. Each of the houses were not also supplied with large enough sump and injector pumps and some of these pumps are running constantly when there was just a little rain.

Eagle Homes Warranty Service Manager Ron Payton personally will not take the blame for this and is pushing the residents to resolve the issue alone.

We would like these and other issues resolved by eagle homes so in the future this problem would not exist.

21. Pave and Install a Drainage System for all of Moran Street

Marquette Township announced that they will be paving and installing a drainage system on Moran Street, but only the portion from Ontario Street to Commerce Drive.

Flooding occurs frequently, however on the portion on the other side of Ontario Street, containing eight homes.

22. Control Flooding in Colombo

This petition is to urge the government of Sri Lanka to take urgent measures to control the flood situation in Sri Lanka, very particularly in the city of Colombo. Many residences and major streets that have never been flooded in history are now getting flooded regularly for the slightest rain. The present and past governments of all colors should take responsibility for the following:

  • Ignoring the environmental impact of unscrupulous filling of land all over the island and not being able to control this menace. A recent example of such irresponsible action is the filling of over 300 acres of land near Diyawanna oya for building a golf course, under instructions from the former president. There are many recent examples of corrupt local politicians unscrupulously filling land at the expense of helpless citizens.

  • The drain systems in Colombo and surrounding areas are in a dilapidated condition and are not being maintained despite heavy taxes being levied by the local authorities and the government from the residents. This is an example of callous irresponsibility and bad governance and these authorities should be held accountable for the lack of maintainance of these facilities.

23. Concerned American Venice Citizens

We are in agreement with the town of Babylon that the American Venice is one of the most unique residential communities in Long Island, which is one of the reasons we the homeowners were drawn to this waterfront community.

However our main concern is the flood situation that we are all affected by every time the moon is out or we have north east wind. The tide water comes up from the sewers, under ground and over the bulk heads.

These floods keep mailman from coming in. We have to walk through wading water to get in front doors, or in cars. Most of the time we have to park cars three blocks away because you can’t drive through. Crawl spaces are full of water all the time, which create a health hazard and our lawns are inundated so bad you can’t even let your animal out or enjoy your back yards. Garbage cans float, and some of our neighbors are having trouble selling, because of high insurance cost.

When the weather prediction is “possible flooding conditions” Sleepless nights are spent, making sure your vehicles are not under water, or worst going out in the middle of the night in twenty degree weather because water came up so high that everyone got caught off guard and have to start emptying out their garages and move their cars.

Would we prefer to have a park and a Historical Preservation or Preserve our community?

24. Waller County Flooding Issue

Stop the flooding in the vacinity of House and Peach Ridge Roads.

25. Stop Golf Stream Flooding

Signing this petition provides support that you are in favor of the Town of Perinton to correct the flooding problems of the Irondequoit Creek.

The flooding occurs frequently in the spring and summer of the homes on Golf Stream Drive and Old Prestwick.