Lessons From the Flood: Advanced Planning Pays Off

Clarence Decker has written many grants that have better prepared his town for floods. Photo by Lori Fisher.

The time to prepare for future floods is now. Communities that took steps to protect themselves in advance of Tropical Storm Irene were often able to avoid some of the devastation that confronted their neighbors. In the fourth installment from LCC’s Lessons from the Flood we look at how Warren created a park that relieved flood pressure downstream, how a homeowner in Middletown Springs managed to prevent their road from getting washed out, and how one man in Pawlet took the initiative to find funding for many projects that protected his community. Learn more about how advanced planning pays off