"Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Could Undermine Harvey Relief Efforts"

"President Trump pledged to rebuild Houston and Texas bigger and better than ever. However, earlier this month, he rescinded an Obama executive order that required flood-damaged property to be rebuilt higher and stronger. Trump also has proposed eliminating federal flood mapping and the federal government's top disaster agency."

"Two years ago, President Obama issued an executive order designed to help communities rebuild after floods. It covered projects that use federal funds - bridges, hospitals, sewage treatment plants. They had to be built higher and stronger to withstand future disasters, especially as climate change brought wetter storms. Two weeks ago, President Trump rescinded that order. Flood expert Rob Moore calls that tragic."

Christopher Joyce reports for NPR's All Things Considered August 29, 2017.

Source: NPR, 08/30/2017