Source: Habitat Network
"The hurricanes and tropical storms events of 2017 were historic. Images from impacted communities can invoke strong feelings. As we look around our homes and communities–both those impacted and those that were unscathed–we may ask ourselves, what can I do?
It is likely that some storms will continue to bring heavy winds and precipitation that may threaten infrastructure no matter what we do. Absorbing all the rain water from a mega storm like Harvey may not be possible, but in urban areas landscaping features like rain gardens can absorb rain from smaller events and decrease the frequency of floods in high risk neighborhoods."