Don’t wait for the next flood – here’s how to prepare for it now
Ottawa Citizen

By Mohammed Adam, May 18th, 2017

After the tears and the heartbreak, and even as flood-ravaged communities focus on recovery and rebuilding, it is important to take a hard look at what we can do as a society to prevent disaster when the next flood hits – as it will.

Often, when such a natural disaster occurs, we rally around affected communities and help them through the painful process of recovery and rebuilding. Then everybody moves on until the next strike, and we repeat the same pattern without ever thinking seriously of what preventive measures we can take to stop the vicious cycle of destruction and rebuilding.

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