How to avoid a potential flood of red flags as a result of climate change
A common refrain when it comes to climate change is that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and we’re only going to have so much to worry about.
But that’s exactly what’s happening to cities across the country, as rising temperatures and sea levels are wreaking havoc on infrastructure, food supplies and people’s ability to get to work and play.
We’re already seeing signs of that in Houston and the Bay Area, where the city has already seen its water level rise by as much as 15 feet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
As we’ve previously reported, the effects of climate changes are already showing up in the weather and landscape around us.
And the impact will only get worse.
In Houston, where water levels have risen by about 15 feet in the last year, the city is facing the possibility of a potential 1.4 feet of sea-level rise in the next 50 years, the Associated Press reported.
The city is already dealing with extreme heat and extreme precipitation, and a potential storm surge could cause more damage.
So how do we avoid the inevitable damage?
We can prepare for a few of the most obvious problems, such as flooding and erosion, by installing floodplains and levees and building more flood barriers, according a 2017 study published in the journal Science Advances.
The study also found that when it came to coastal infrastructure, we should consider building new buildings on top of older ones and improving the flood barrier to protect against coastal erosion, as well as installing more and better storm water management systems, such a levees, dams and flood barriers.
Also, if you’re worried about getting in your car, you might want to take a walk instead of a bike, according the study.
There are also a few other tips to keep in mind when it’s your turn to deal with the inevitable consequences of climate disruption.
The first thing to do is look at your city’s water supply.
Houston is currently on the verge of having its first significant drought in decades, with its average annual precipitation falling by 1.5 inches from last year to a record low of 0.08 inches, according as the Associated Statesman.
With more and more rain and runoff, water levels are falling faster than ever, so even if you live in an area with good water supplies, it’s a good idea to be prepared to deal directly with the consequences of that water shortage.
“We have the potential to experience water shortages, which could include water restrictions and restrictions on vehicle travel,” the study states.
“As a result, the water supply is likely to be limited, leading to increased water usage and reduced quality of life.”
But when it does come to storm-related flooding, consider your options.
If you live near flood zones, you should consider installing a system of flood fences, which can limit flooding and make it easier to navigate.
Even if you don’t live in a flood zone, consider installing more barriers along your streets to help protect your home from storm surges.
To make your life easier when it gets dark and your home becomes flooded, you can use floodgates or gates on the inside of your home to reduce the amount of water entering your home.
And even if your home is not currently affected by flooding, there are plenty of options to make it safer from flooding.
You can add gates or flood fences on windows and doors, or install a fence around your backyard.
You also can add flood gates to your garage doors, for example.
You can also use flood gates on your front yards, or add them to your backyards to limit the amount and intensity of flooding.
For the most part, the biggest issue is weather.
Weather events are a major factor in many cities and regions, and in some places, the impacts can be severe.
It’s important to remember that the damage caused by flooding is cumulative, and the longer the water levels stay low, the more severe the effects will become, the AP reported.
If you live along a major river or floodway, you’re more likely to have a flood threat than people who live inland.
The AP notes that cities along the Mississippi River and along the Texas coast have seen a lot of flooding during the last decade.
That’s partly because of climate-related warming, and partly because the storms are more powerful and more frequent in those areas, according in the report.
Flooding in some areas is more common and intense.