Former FEMA administrator comes to Atlanta ahead of 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Friday marks the start of the 2018 hurricane season. Ahead of that, one of Atlanta’s most famous efforts to prevent flooding and storm damage was recognized.

The former FEMA administrator Thursday visited the historic Old Fourth Ward Park, the city's most famous flood mitigation project.

Stormwater runoff and flooding once plagued the area.

The two-acre lake that now stands there collects the water runoff, minimizing flooding and property damage.

Craig Fugate said cities that experience flooding issues should look into solutions like this.

Forecasters predict the 2018 season will be near or above normal which could mean more storms hitting our area, like a Matthew or Irma.