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I probably have an intro on this site, possible under my old username, but I thought I would do it again. I work in the Medical IT field for a corporate hospital system. I support the south east division of my company and I have to say I love what I do. I mainly do educational classes now training the new members of our local IT teams. Our company uses over 30 different systems and it is my job to show everyone how to use them.I have now moved from the corporate head quarters to a facility near the beach that I love. I can wake up on the weekends and visit the beach and take pictures of the sun rise. (photography is my hobby). Of course this is after my first cup of coffee. I am also an avid nature lover and that and photography seem to go hand in hand. Living on the Gulf Coast has provided me and my wife plenty of opportunity to go out and have fun. We living in the city for so long and I was getting home sick for the south.

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welcome back corp2 since you have being here before under another username, I don't have to go into all the welcome to the Community hope you make new friends and hope to see you around the place etc.

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Welcome back! Aways good to see people come back. I miss a lot of the regular posters that have been here off and on for the past few years that I have been here. I always wonder what happens to them so it's good to hear from those who wander back here after an extended absense.

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Hello there!I've not been able to head out to the beach much but we had rain in Dubai a few days ago and I got to head out with my camera. For folks in Dubai, rain is a rare occurrence. The folks in Seattle would probably be less excited about the mention of rain. My photography is a hobby that I don't actively pursue. When the moment presents itself, I've got a pair of cameras packed away and another camera for videos. If there were a small event, I have enough cameras to get the whole coverage!BTW, does the hospital use tablets or handheld computing devices, now that they are more ubiquitous than ever?

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There are a lot of places where at times rain is not rare! Here in Missouri at times anyway. Been trying to get my flower bed tilled and it rains just about every time it almost gets dry enough to till. Wish they would save some of this rain for August!

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The monsoons this year have just started in India. Bing News India (from Windows 8) reports that the rain has started in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh would be seeing rain over the next two days. Salem, which Wikipedia describes as a place with scanty rainfall and dry weather, has torrential rains as reported by IBNLive.
I recall that the rains in Mumbai always cause overflooding as the city's drainage system has always been ill-equipped to deal with the regular rainfall that the city experiences every year. The open-drains in some parts of the city don't make it any better because the drainage water would be more likely to make it to the streets. The underpasses in Mumbai typically have water reaching right up to the ceiling so that's perhaps one time of the year that you could use a submersible or a submarine to get through.
There are some vehicles that have snorkels to deal with heavy rainfall and flooding to prevent water from entering the engine intakes and exhaust but there's still the problem of water entering the bearings and causing damage. Some times some of the belts loose traction and can get worn out as they slip over the pulleys. I imagine SUVs like the Hummer H1 are built to deal with flood waters to some extent.

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The monsoons this year have just started in India. Bing News India (from Windows 8) reports that the rain has started in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh would be seeing rain over the next two days. Salem, which Wikipedia describes as a place with scanty rainfall and dry weather, has torrential rains as reported by IBNLive.
I recall that the rains in Mumbai always cause overflooding as the city's drainage system has always been ill-equipped to deal with the regular rainfall that the city experiences every year. The open-drains in some parts of the city don't make it any better because the drainage water would be more likely to make it to the streets. The underpasses in Mumbai typically have water reaching right up to the ceiling so that's perhaps one time of the year that you could use a submersible or a submarine to get through.
There are some vehicles that have snorkels to deal with heavy rainfall and flooding to prevent water from entering the engine intakes and exhaust but there's still the problem of water entering the bearings and causing damage. Some times some of the belts loose traction and can get worn out as they slip over the pulleys. I imagine SUVs like the Hummer H1 are built to deal with flood waters to some extent.

 

 

Question: any idea why the city drainage system (in regards to your Mumbai statement) would still be inefficient if this is an ongoing problem? I'd think there is more damage caused by delaying than there would be to get it over with and do something to fix the issue.

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