Flooding: the city was not ready

While we’re talking natural disasters, a report by the fire department’s civil security unit notes the many ways in which the city was unprepared for the flooding we saw around the western end of the island last spring.

Allowing people to build on known flood plains is not mentioned, but is one man-made aspect of the problem. Also, I read some items last year about water controls upriver by the lakes which affect river levels here, but, oddly, not much about this since.