Hurricane Harvey was a grim reminder of how nature’s wrath is swift and furious. It’s also a reminder of how we should be prepared for weather events throughout the year.
Within the past couple of years the Federal Emergency Management Agency reconfigured our flood plan and re-adjusted 100- and 500-year flood plans.
As a result, our beautiful city stands in a much better position, and homes along creek banks and tributaries are in a much better state pursuant to obtaining flood insurance.
Actually, homeowners will save money on flood insurance premiums, which are high, in the future. I attribute this to the fine work by Christopher Burke Engineering and our City Council in approving this plan.
Work must continue to stabilize creek banks and waterways to correct drainage problems in conjunction with planning and emergency management in the event we face nature’s wrath in the future.
Thanks to everyone who donated bottled water to the hurricane victims. We are all in this together, and we must all look out for one another.
Dennis B. Buckley
Mayor of Beech Grove