The City That Was Made to Flood
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 793 , Segment 3
Episode: Online Sales Tax, Executing Drug Dealers, Jaws: The Epidemic Right Under Our Noses
- Apr 18, 2018 11:00 pm
- 12:54 mins
Guest: Jim Blackburn, JD, Professor of Environmental Law, Co-Director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disaster (SSPEED) Center. Rice University It’s been about eight months since Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rain caused serious flooding in Houston, Texas. Since then, investigative reporting by the New York Times and other outlets has revealed that many of the worst-flooded neighborhoods were actually designed to flood in the case of a severe storm. People who bought homes in those areas had no idea, and many are now part of a class action lawsuit against the government.