3 big takeaways from the disasters that hammered the US in 2018. Why wildfires, hurricanes, and floods cost us hundreds of lives and billions of dollars this year.
This year’s disasters are going to haunt us for months, if not years, as well. The Camp Fire destroyed nearly 10,000 homes in California. Residents are now jumping into one of the tightest and most expensive real estate markets in the country. Disaster managers are moving many of the people who lost their homes into longer-term shelters.
But that still leaves a major question: Should people rebuild their lives where they once were, or move on to safer ground? People around the country will increasingly be asking themselves this question, as the changing climate renders the future more uncertain.
Here is the WashPost’s take on the same topic.