America’s Infrastructure is Not Ready for Hurricane Season

The BlueGreen Alliance has released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas regarding the upcoming start of hurricane season.

May 1, 2018

“Hurricane season is just a month away and we are not ready. Communities that were hit hard by last year’s historic season are still rebuilding. Puerto Rico’s grid is still unstable, and families from Houston are still displaced. We were not ready last year, and we are not ready now.

“Last year showed us that our nation’s infrastructure has not been built for the impacts of climate change. As we continue to rebuild impacted communities—and repair our crumbling infrastructure everywhere—we must do so with the reality of climate change in mind. We must ensure that the next generation of American infrastructure is ready for the next Hurricane Harvey, Irma, or Maria.”