September 19, 2021

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America is not ready

America is not ready

“If we can’t really deal with what we have, there’s no hope it will be good in a hot climate,” Doll said.

The country’s weakness in facing severe weather was interrupted by heavy rains that engulfed the country’s largest city. New York City has invested billions of dollars in storm protection since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and it appears little has been done to mitigate the effects of the floods.

The downpour poured down, turning the tunnel system into a ride in tears. Central Park recorded 7.19 inches of rain, more than twice the previous record in 1927, according to the National Weather Service.

Prior to the storm, city and state officials implemented preparedness plans: clearing drains, installing storm barriers in tunnels and other key areas, and warning the public. But the downpour drained more water than the city New rainwater maps My. S. “Severe” flooding occurred.

The damage pattern reflects the relationship between climate exposure and racial inequality: its effects are more prevalent in low-income communities, more prone to flooding due to historical inequality, receiving less maintenance from urban services, and often suffering from depression. Home law enforcement.

Most of the dead in New York City were submerged in water and flooded their basement apartments. These apartments do not meet many security requirements, but they have become affordable housing for poor workers and illegal immigrants who are afraid to complain to the authorities about security violations.

At one point, Tara Ramskrith, 43, and her son Nick, 22, were drowned when the basement apartment in the Queens Hollis area quickly overflowed, causing the wall to collapse as relatives could not pull them out of the stream. Inside.

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