Preparing for the Storms to Come

September 23, 2020

Due to climate warming, hurricanes and other storms hitting the United States are becoming wetter, slower moving, and more destructive, , citing increasing scientific evidence and pointing to Hurricane Sally’s recent pummeling of the Gulf Coast. This trend underscores ideas offered recently in Issues by researchers who noted how climate change is driving an “era of unprecedented weather events” capable of overwhelming infrastructure, including stormwater control systems, and they recommended ways to design and manage infrastructure that will be more resilient.

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