. There are ‘no easy fixes’ in Florida. But could Hurricane Ian’s havoc bring a call for better planning? « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/Ian drenched some areas with up to 17 inches of rain as it slogged across the state Wednesday and Thursday. Floodwaters spilled out of scenic lakes, ponds and rivers and into homes, forcing emergency evacuations and rescues that continued through Friday.

Researchers who study flooding, development and climate change were horrified by the emerging images but not surprised. For years, they have warned that sprawling development in Florida and other coastal states wasn’t sustainable, especially with the warming climate supercharging hurricane rainfall.

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