"If a little rain can flood us, what will a hurricane do?" – Public Comment, City Council Meeting
Public confidence in New Orleans’ ability to manage stormwater has eroded in the wake of the latest Gulf Deluge. From Houston to Acadiana, from Livingston to St. Petersburg, bad governance worsens natural risks of flood water damaging residents’ property. As the past two weeks have unfolded, it has become more and more apparent that the institutions and infrastructure that are supposed to protect New Orleanians from flooding are both in need of a dramatic overhaul.
On July 22nd, there was flash flooding in Mid-City and Lakeview. Rain soaked Gentilly.