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National Flood Insurance Is Underwater Because of Outdated Science By Jen Schwartz – Scientific America – March 23, 2018 The National Flood Insurance Program, which covers some 5.2 million property holders in the U.S., was slated to get a badly … Continue reading

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Senate must stop ignoring the National Flood Insurance Program  By John Huff – Washington Examiner – March 5, 2018 Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have increasingly relied on do-or-die deadlines to advance critical legislation and keep the government running. But this … Continue reading

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Poll Shows Nationwide Support for Feds to Boost Rebuilding Standards By Laura Lightbody – The PEW Charitable Trusts – February 1, 2018 More than 7 in 10 registered voters across the U.S. support policies that will enable communities and the nation … Continue reading

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How to build a city that doesn’t flood? Turn it into a sponge Daily JSTOR – December 5, 2017 Urban floods make the news with alarming regularity. Just in the past few months, Hurricane Harvey submerged Houston, and the seasonal … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan – The Scientist – August 31, 2017 The ongoing devastation from Hurricane Harvey sadly reminds us of the risks of coastal living. We feel deeply for … Continue reading

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A New Insurance Market to Protect People, Places, and Economies By Kathy Baughman McLeod – 100 Resilient Cities – August 7, 2017 When you hear the word ‘nature,’ what do you think about? A pristine beach? Maybe your favorite wild … Continue reading

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The Injustice of Atlantic City’s Floods  By John Upton – Climate Central – May 10, 2017 – Video A driver plowed a sedan forcefully up Arizona Avenue, which had flooded to knee height during a winter storm as high tide … Continue reading

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Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers By Lauren Sommer – npr –  March 29, 2017 After millions of dollars of flood damage and mass evacuations this year, California is grappling with how to update its … Continue reading

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Will families be protected from the next flood? By Gerrit Jöbsis – American Rivers – November 7, 2016 For decades scientists have been warning us that a warmer climate will bring more frequent and more violent storms to the Southeast. … Continue reading

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Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change By Christopher Joyce – npr – September 15, 2016 The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries. Most of the … Continue reading

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