Tropical Storm Harvey raises red flags on infrastructure, climate planning

Tropical Storm Harvey, which has shattered longstanding weather records, would’ve spelled disaster for just about any city it struck. After all, parts of the Houston area have received half their annual rainfall in just a few days’ time. Yet Houston is not an ordinary city when it comes to flood infrastructure. And this flood has lessons for policymakers at all levels of government — including President Donald Trump — about how to protect Americans in an era of rising disaster risks related to population growth, aging infrastructure, and climate change.

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Source: Mashable

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