Editorial: Charleston’s issues with flooding are getting more real

Dec 3, 2020

Charleston experienced three events last week that made it quite clear that our challenge of living with water is getting more real. Two were obvious: a near-record tide Monday that deluged many city streets under sunny skies and a noontime rain bomb Friday that flooded streets even more. The third was far less dramatic but arguably as important: a virtual water lab meeting held Wednesday, part of the city’s ongoing work on a new comprehensive plan. Experts laid out their preliminary analyses that ultimately will guide decisions on where the city should grow, where its existing buildings must adapt, where sea walls and other protections might be needed and which areas should be left alone. Read the full article here.