Evaluating the Threats 

The local flood crisis and the killing of bin Laden both got congressional attention last week.

The imminent threat of extensive flood damage brought congressional visitors to Memphis and Shelby County on Friday: U.S. senator Lamar Alexander and three members of the U.S. House of Representatives — Marsha Blackburn, Stephen Fincher, and Steve Cohen, of the 7th, 8th,…

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