Check this editorial out:
We have brought this mess upon ourselves, and now we are stuck hip deep in literal and figurative storm water that will not recede.
A Rising Tide
..the problem, simply put, is that we have replaced topsoil and absorbent ground with sloping cement and asphalt. We simply have no way of absorbing the water we once could filter when it rained.
We have replaced the land around us with homes that exceed a natural footprint, with expanded lanes on highways, with new apartment buildings and shopping centers –we have taken away the naturally absorbent land that worked to keep our basements dry for so many years.
Could it be that the media is finally getting it?
Photo from Subway Blogger