Extreme weather is raising the stakes at military bases across the nation, but preparations for the changing climate have often been slow.
This story was co-published with NBC News.
For several years, the U.S. military and federal and local officials knew that Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska lay exposed to the threat of catastrophic flooding. But a key federal agency moved too slowly to approve plans to protect the base from last weekend’s deluge, a top local official said.
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Original Title: U.S. Military Knew Flood Risks at Offutt Air Force Base, But Didn’t Act in Time
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