Infrastructure and the Environment: Mitigating Flooding in Baton Rouge

Data-Smart City Solutions - In 2016, a summer storm inundated Baton Rouge and the surrounding region. According to the Red Cross, this was the worst natural disaster in the country since Hurricane Sandy, which had struck the New York area only four years before. In just a few days, more than 90,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, 28,000 people had to be rescued from the flooding, and several residents died.

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