Flood In Focus

2906, 2020

6 Ways Technology Is Making Flood Management Better

In recent years, technology advances have streamlined processes throughout the flood management ecosystem. That means more flood insurance providers can help more at-risk Americans protect their homes with a flood insurance plan designed for their individual needs. Here’s a look at how technology has transformed every step of the flood insurance process.

2206, 2020

What DC’s July 2019 Flash Flood Can Teach the Nation About Flood Preparation

In July 2019, nearly four inches of rain fell over Washington, DC, in about an hour. This heavy rainfall, about as much as the area typically sees in an entire month, sparked widespread flash flooding, illustrating how floods can happen at a moment’s notice almost anywhere in the country.

906, 2020

Why Adapting to Climate Change Isn’t as Easy as Leaving the Coasts

Climate change puts millions of Americans at a rising risk of devastating floods, and the question of how best to protect our homes and communities from damage is a complicated one. A recent Scientific American piece outlines a study that claims removing one million homes from flood zones could save $1 trillion over the long term. The report proposes an expansion of government buyout programs in flood-prone areas to mitigate future losses to homeowners, taxpayers, and the government.

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