Fittest loser
Article posted: 11/21/2012 2:04 PM

US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

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This aerial handout photo provided by the Omaha Airport Authority, taken June 15, 2011, shows flooding around the airport in Omaha, Neb. Extreme weather is a growing threat to the nation's lifelines -- its roads, bridges, railways, airports and transit systems --leaving states and cities trying to come to terms with a new normal.

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The nation's lifelines -- its roads, airports, railways and transit systems -- are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more catastrophes like Superstorm Sandy.
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