Inland Flooding is a New Threat

From the WashPost, this article about a new threat: Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’.‘Climate change has come barging through the front doors of America.’ An excerpt:

Inland flooding is the leading cause of death associated with tropical cyclones in the past 50 years, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On average, damage from inland floods costs more than any other severe weather event. It’s a problem from the mountains of western North Carolina, where Tropical Storm Fred killed five people last week, to the streets of Dearborn, Mich., where heavy rains have repeatedly overwhelmed the sewer systems and destroyed homes.

What We Need To Learn

This unusual report is worth considering as an example of how to examine past actions. IG Report on Afghanistan Reconstruction Efforts

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) recently released a report titled, “What We Need to Learn: Lessons from Twenty Years of Afghanistan Reconstruction.” This report incorporates 13 years of oversight work, more than 760 interviews, and a review of thousands of government documents to produce a comprehensive retrospective analysis of lessons learned.