Official: Flood-control projects need to work harmoniously

08/22/2013 | Insurance Journal

Officials will need to develop a multi-layered approach to help prevent the kind of damage that was caused by Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan says. Such an approach should harmonize all proposed projects designed to mitigate flooding, Donovan said. "If there's a seawall built on the New York City side of New York Harbor, that's going to push water toward New Jersey. But if we protect New York Harbor as a region, it means your creeks won't flood in the same way next time. All of this is connected," he said.

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