Compare and Contrast:
Pile of asphalt on Tortola, peeled off the ground by 15 inches of rain in three days.
Broken sidewalk in LA, caused by roots of growing tree.
I have no idea how long the sidewalk in LA had been in this condition, or how much longer it would remain that way. I do know that the pile of asphalt on Tortola was cleared within three days. While the initial quality of the infrastructure in Tortola may have been worse, the efforts to maintain and improve it seem to be putting LA to shame.