ARTICLES: Climate, Levees and Potential for Disasters in the St. Louis Area

Recommendation from NHMA President Ed Thomas: An excellent major series of articles in the St. Louis Post Dispatch last month linking Climate. levees and potential for disasters in the St. Louis area. NHMA President Ed Thomas was interviewed at length for the articles and he is quoted at the end of the second of the three articles in the series.

Part One: Living with Climate Change:
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/region-grapples-with-hotter-future-as-it-looks-to-adapt/article_00e7fb19-9a16-5a33-8a38-9c33cbae872e.html

Part Two: St Louis 2050 Forecast Calls for Rain and Rising Rivers
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/st-louis-s-forecast-calls-for-rain-and-rising-rivers/article_83154fee-8a0e-5dfc-8598-89abc50b46a6.html

Part Three: St. Louis Region doing Little to Prepare for Climate Change
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/st-louis-region-doing-little-to-prepare-for-climate-change/article_f8c8a787-0b9d-5749-8a30-77f2ef12a4fa.html
There was also an accompanying St. Louis Post Dispatch Editorial: St Louis is Slow to Adapt to Climate Change

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-st-louis-is-slow-to-adapt-to-climate-threats/article_a0a50fd4-6cee-5845-96a6-db9c98b89cc5.html

Following the editorial there was a very succinct and powerful Sierra Club statement on the series and the Editorial:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/region-s-governments-need-to-address-climate-threats/article_868385b0-a6da-533e-8a94-e19fd23e3f96.html