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Build it here, flood it there

We can argue and debate all we want about where development should occur, and what responsibilities developers and governments have to protect flood plains and abate flooding and whatnot, but at the end of the day there’s a simple truth that needs to be reckoned with.

Flooding of streets and homes probably is unavoidable when rains are as intense as they were last week, said John Jacob, director of Texas A&M University’s coastal watershed program.

On the other hand, Jacob said, “The more you pave over stuff, the more flooding we’re going to get.”

One hopes that, at least, is uncontroversial. What we plan to do about it, that’s where the action is.

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