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Why Texas Submerged under Water?
Texas Is Paying the Price for Its Lack of Flood Infrastructure
While cities along the rivers are plummeting, and population doubling, nothing or very less has been done for managing and controlling the floods in Texas. There is, in fact, no Central plan for Florida. Houston is suffering from major storming in Texas. On 26th May, 2015, areas between Austin and San Antonio saw worst flooding in more than thirty years. The bucolic water of Barton Creek plunged the complete downtown, Austin.
People cities and countries are left with no help from Government to save themselves against floods.. To add to it they do not have any fund or flood control infrastructure and neither any flood management plan. Texas require to have an eligibility mandate for MFIP though it does not require cities to get enrolled, as some states do.
There are only three Texas agencies which own responsibility for flood mitigation across the state, and these are the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management, The Texas Commission on Environment Quality and the Texas Water Development Board. But none of these boards is authorized to devise or implement policies for the state’s basins as per Texas ASCF. This made ASCF designate D grade to Texas on flood control. This grade will continue to go below if Texas does not comply with the central planning for natural disasters.
Studies show Texas will always remain susceptible to floods, with on an average 254 million dollar damages a year. However, May floods are an indication of worse to happen. Texas is continuously living in the merge of climatic disasters, facing longer periods of draughts and water scarcity including major storms and floods. With the more and more risk of hurricanes and rise in the sea level, change in climate is sure going to have Texas vulnerable to natural disasters.
However, it is seen that around 29 countries in the state have adhered to more stringent protection standards than needed by the National Flood Insurance Program. These Texas counties could come up with a model for the remaining state and the country.
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