Long-term floodprevention strategies needed
The flooding is tragic, devastating. Fortunately, it is very infrequent too, but we could ensure it almost never happens.
In the long term, preventive measures could be put in place: building permanent dykes in flood-prone regions and putting new houses (and even some existing houses) on higher foundations above potential flood levels, and making waterproof basements. As well, new developments should avoid floodplains.
Brian Vollmer Deep River