Highlands Ranch, Colo., October 4, 2018 – Informed by flooding from Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and multiple events in between, communities from North Carolina’s coast to its mountains are doing what they can to prevent flooding and protect people. It’s not just North Carolina. Communities around the nation are trying to prepare for changes in weather patterns.
“What we’ve seen with Harvey, Irma, Florence—we need to shift gears and plan for the extreme,” says Edgar Westerhoff, national director for flood risk and resiliency for Arcadis. The task is huge. “It’s a multigenerational challenge to resolve the once-in-100-year flooding,” he says.
Read the full article here in Engineering News-Record.
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