Irma Grazes Puerto Rico but Lays Bare an Infrastructure Problem

By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ September 10, 2017 LOÍZA, P.R. — As government workers cleared roads obstructed by uprooted trees and repaired toppled electricity lines, residents of Puerto Rico felt some relief that the eye wall of...

Irma Will Test Florida’s Infrastructure, From Dikes to Sewage Plants

By HENRY FOUNTAIN September 9, 2017 FORT MYERS, Fla. — Engineers stopped pumping water out of Lake Okeechobee on Saturday, confident that they had lowered levels enough to keep the dike and the towns around it safe as Hurricane Irma swept into southern...

Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure

By LISA FRIEDMAN August 15, 2017 President Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to roll back standards that demanded the federal government account for climate change and sea-level rise when building new infrastructure, the White House confirmed....

New Orleans Scrambles to Repair Drainage System After Severe Flooding

By KATY RECKDAHL August 11, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — With rain threatening, work crews scrambled on Friday to repair New Orleans’s pumping and drainage network in the hopes of preventing a repeat of last weekend, when flooding inundated many...