The more I viewed the footage of the areas affected by the recent floods, the more I questioned how much did we as human beings contribute to what happened?
While we have no control over the weather systems, we need to be honest and examine our actions which may have, in some way, added to the outcome.
During an interview with one of the affected victims, the reporter asked him about the location of his dwelling so close to the banks of the river. He replied that he was looking for somewhere to build a house and there was the available land. It begs these questions: was permission sought to build in these areas? If permission was given, did the relevant authorities survey, do site visits, etc to ensure the suitability or unsuitability of building at these locations?