I don’t know what it is I find so intriguing about watching buildings or cars get destroyed by nature but I do. It just has this hypnotic awe about it, especially water, maybe it is just the speed at which mankind’s creations can be destroyed by nature.
The video above is of a flash flood destroying a hospital in Nebraska. There were no injuries and nobody died.
Something identical happened to a hospital in Ireland recently and it had to be closed down. Last year the same hospital was hit by a flash flood and it cost €25 million to repair, it didn’t even last twelve months. Oops! Wouldn’t you love to be the contractor who got that job?
‘Do you remember that job we gave you on the flooded hospital a few months ago?’
‘Yeah, well it’s under water…again.’
‘I’ll come out and have a look. But it’ll cost you €2 million.’
‘To have a look.’
‘You don’t need a look. It looks like a fucking fish tank.’
‘Well…there are consulting fees and the like.’
‘Fine. See ya tomorrow.’
That’s how we roll in Ireland. They will probably hire the same guys to do the repairs and next time somebody takes a piss and misses the toilet, the hospital will flood.
Then there will have to be an inquiry into the building contractors, followed by a tribunal that will last eight years and produce a five hundred page report which will have recommendations on how to avoid such a fuckup again…but the recommendations will never be implemented because nobody can remember what the whole fuss was about in the first place.