Floods Bring Tragedy Beyond Any Tragedies
By RAY HANANIA — Southwest News-Herald — Fires usually destroy a home. Floods ravage entire neighborhoods and destroy far more lives. This past week we witnessed a series of floods that hit communities from Orland Park to Des Plaines. The floods had much to do with the heavy, record rains — nine inches in July alone, a new record, they said.
Who’s responsible for floods? It’s the question everyone asks because most people do not protect themselves against flooding. One reason is that once a region floods, it floods repeatedly. So you can purchase flood insurance, but then that quickly increases to unreachable insurance premium costs.
Is there an answer to the flooding?