Set flood-defense standards

Flooding is going to be a problem for parts of the Charleston peninsula for the foreseeable future. Even with some $2 billion in mitigation projects underway, planned or identified, there is simply no way that city officials can hold back a hurricane or prevent the occasional downpour. In fact, nearly all of those billions of dollars in needed improvements are just designed to get water draining as quickly as possible — not to keep it from flooding onto the streets in the first place.

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Source: Post and Courier

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