"What If a Superstorm Strikes Sacramento?"

"Superstorm Sandy made one thing clear to millions in the New York metro area: Despite modern transportation and communication systems, and extensive water and electricity services, nature is still in control. The same is true in Sacramento."

"California's capital city is unlikely to experience a devastating hurricane, and it doesn't rely on subway systems to keep its economy moving the way New York does.

But, aside from New Orleans, Sacramento has the greatest flood risk of any major urban area in America. A levee breach in Sacramento could cause many deaths and cripple the economy for 1.4 million people in the metro area who depend to some degree on the city of Sacramento staying dry."

Matt Weiser and Phillip Reese report for the Sacramento Bee November 18, 2012.
 

Source: Sacramento Bee, 11/20/2012