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America's aging dams and levees require a new approach to climate-related flooding. (Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) Last August nearly 7 trillion gallons of water rained on Louisiana in less than a week, causing the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy. Several levees reportedly were overtopped by the water. Local officials said 60,000 homes were destroyed and damages approached $9 billion.
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