Greg Fallis

This used to be a well-tended mobile home park, full of working class families. But to the right of the photograph is a creek. About 20 months ago the creek flooded (which it used to do about once a decade, but over the last five years or so the creek has experienced two 'once in a century' flooding events). Many of the mobile homes were at least partially underwater, and last year the place was condemned (as you can see here) and here.

A few months ago they began to tear down the condemned homes. Large excavators simply ripped them apart, making huge mounds of scrap metal. Trucks came in and hauled it all away (or at least all the chunks larger than, say, a guava melon). Now it's just empty land peppered with small detritus.

Apparently, that's ok.

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