One of the revelations to come out of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey was the existence of a 20-year-old study warning that without drainage improvements, the Brazosport area would again experience exactly what happened during Harvey.

Of course, since the skies weren’t threatening at the time area leaders discussed the study, communities decided any action could wait until the next year … and the year after … and the year after until doing anything to prevent long-term flooding had moved from the back burner into a box in the attic.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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