There are some places on Earth where nature simply won't abide the creation of "permanent" towns. The previous location of (it basically is no more) Moore Oklahoma seams obviously one of them.
Moore Ok Tornado "Debris Ball" on Radar
Nature is what it is and much of that includes forces beyond human control now and for a long time to come. Many of us believe the human race has done many things that helped accelerate the normal rising cycles of those forces. Whether the latter is true or not, is it appropriate for those of us able to identify incidents of human disaster obviously resulting from blatant defiance of nature's normal, well recorded, measurable and yet uncontrollable forces to remain silent in that knowledge? Should we feel obligation to sacrifice in support of continuation of that defiance?
Somebody please tell me that the United States Treasury through FEMA isn't going to spend $billions to rebuild Moore Oklahoma where it sat before 5-20-2013.
I'm not saying we shouldn't help devastated homeowners rebuild. I'm saying we shouldn't help them rebuild where we can be as certain as modern science allows that they will be devastated again by the same certain yet completely uncontrollable force of nature in 10-15 years or less!
Paths of 3 of 5 Moore OK tornadoes in last 15 years
Having been hit by 5 major tornadoes in 15 years, 2 of which nearly totally devastated it, killing 36 and 24 human beings each what makes Moore Oklahoma uniquely qualified to continue to defy the uncontrollable forces of nature on the US taxpayer's dime? That would be a plan for creating avoidable disaster and death for the future! FEMA has been pursuing exactly the kind of relocation plan I'm implying for many years in the cases of many residents of communities that have been repeatedly flooded in the Chicago Suburbs.