The following guest post is by Sue Browne, Regional Programs Manager for the BlueGreen Alliance in Michigan.
Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog.
It’s hard to believe that last year’s bad weather cost taxpayers like you and I around $277 million in damages across the state—a $67 million increase from the year before. Had our infrastructure been better prepared in the first place, this money could have been spent elsewhere in many different ways.
Of course we can’t prevent dangerous weather from happening, but we can do more to prevent the electric grid, wastewater treatment systems and more from breaking down on us as easily the next time around.…