Prof. Jeffrey Jackson Says Disaster Planners Can Learn From the 1910 Paris Flood

“The Paris high water of 2016 was the worst in more than 30 years, but it came nowhere close to the historic and disastrous levels of the city’s 1910 flood, when the Seine reached more than 20 feet above its normal height,” according to Dr. Jeffrey H. Jackson, associate professor of history at Rhodes. 

His article “Lessons Paris Learned From the Flood of 1910” has been published on the RealClearWorld website. He makes a case that disaster planners in cities around the world should take important lessons from the past, and writes, “Climate change and a significantly expanded urban infrastructure have created a new and urgent need to remember 1910.” Read the article here