Category Archives: Floods

Both Property and the NFIP Are Threatened

From the NY Times: When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty. “Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.”  

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Heated Discussion at Congressional Hearing on Baton Rouge Flooding

Louisiana flood response blasted by Congress after state, FEMA ‘fell on its face,’ lawmaker says. Tension over Louisiana’s recovery from last year’s catastrophic floods became the focus of a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with Republican congressmen repeatedly taking … Continue reading

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Record No. of Floods in 2016

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Flood Risk Changes Likely by Region

From Homeland Security Newswire: Flood risks changing across U.S. The risk of flooding in the United States is changing regionally, and the reasons could be shifting rainfall patterns and the amount of water in the ground. Engineers determined that, in … Continue reading

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Recovery Problems in LA

From the Advocate newspaper in LA: Our Views: FEMA still a work in progress  

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Infographic on High Cost of Repeatedly -Flooded Properties

From Pew Trust, this infographic re  high cost of flooded properties. Thanks to Chris Jones for the link.

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Effects of Disasters on Children

From the UK, this report on Children, Young People and Flood Recovery and Resilience. The same group did a study after 2007 floods in Hull, UK. See the Final Report. Thanks to Chris Jones for the citation.

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