Irma packed a punch in South Florida, but it didn’t knock out our infrastructure completely. To protect families as much as its buildings, South Florida needs to transform Irma recovery into a higher level of resilience planning: one that includes the economic, health, and housing needs of all communities, particularly for communities of color and those living paycheck to paycheck. Miami is more likely to experience a hurricane than any other U.S. metropolitan area. Even without a hurricane, our low elevation and rising sea levels have spurred a critical need for millions of dollars of investment in new infrastructure to protect our drinking water from intruding saltwater and to help us navigate sunny-day tidal flooding.
Source: Miami Herald