Scientists say climate change will bring heavier rains and more intense storms. City officials have acknowledged that New Orleans needs to rethink how it deals with rain — by reducing its reliance on mechanical pumps and managing the water where it falls.
Thanks to a post-Katrina settlement with FEMA, the city has more than $2 billion to fix streets and drainage — a perfect opportunity to try some new ideas. But will it?
This week, with our partner WWNO-FM, we explore how prepared the city is for the threats that climate change will bring. Check back every day this week for a new story in the series, “New Orleans: Ready or Not?”