Could the Houston floods have been prevented?

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  • Houston floods couldn't have easily been prevented.

Short answer: No. And there really isn’t a long answer as far as “yes” simply because one cannot predict, much less disrupt, this disastrous amount of rain fall in fourth largest city in the America. What Houston can do moving forward is assess its rapid growth to determine the safest possible way to weather this type of storm.