My letter ("Ike Dike would make flooding worse," The Daily News, Sept. 12) did not oppose the Ike Dike.
I was suggesting rain driven flooding should be given equal concern with storm surges. Hurricanes and tropical storms are rain makers. Storm runoff from drainage canals, bayous and rivers after heavy rain causes more damage than storm surge. Getting this water out must be as urgent as keeping storm surge out.
Getting water from Moses Bayou, several drainage canals and two pump stations out of Moses Lake was not included in the Texas City levee design.
Raising the lake level, without any storm surge, caused flooding where none had occurred before.