Mexico storms: could the devastation have been prevented?

shutterstock_20487302The Christian Science Monitor, 9/24/2013

A week after twin storms pounded Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts, questions are swirling as to how the floods, landslides and overall devastation from the rains could have been prevented.

 

Many point to the need for better advance planning: flood prevention, building code enforcement, and political capital to plan for the long term, among other measures that may have helped curb the damage and minimize the still-climbing death toll.

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