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[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] Thanks Bill, i remember in Riyadh (the Capital city) similar situation once occured also way back in 1996 perhaps. This may be surprising, but its true. Althoug Saudi Arabia is an arid region ( meaning receiving a very scanty rainfall), but in winter it does rain a lot. One of such under passes was flooded like the one you experienced in Houston. But guys explained the pumps failed to cope up with this upsurge of water. Many a cars with people inside & even a big trailer (goods lorry) got drowned in this. This provokes me to think the mechanical engineers must give a serious thought to designing of a battery of pumps to cope up with this situation, especially in areas which have a history of extra ordinary rain fall; or there should be regulation to the effect. What do you think, Gentlemen? Regards,

SYED FAIZ AHMAD, MENGG, Mem ASCE
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
SAUDI OGER LTD
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

From: "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Fascinating Flood Photo
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 18:18:10 -0500

I'm sure they have pump stations somewhere, but when you're deal with 24
inches of rain in less than one day, you can pretty much forget it!

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203


> -----Original Message-----
> From: syed faiz ahmad [mailto:syedfaiz23(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 4:18 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Fascinating Flood Photo
>
> Update me for my knowledge sake, please. Regards,


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