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Flood-Prepared Communities

Floods and hurricanes can threaten human lives and cause significant economic and physical damage to communities, including homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Since 2000, flood-related disasters in the U.S. accounted for more than $845 billion in losses, making it the costliest disaster threat in the nation.

Pew aims to reduce these impacts through policies that will modernize federal flood insurance, mitigate disasters, prioritize investments in flood-ready infrastructure, and promote nature-based solutions.

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Mitigation Matters: Policy Solutions to Reduce Local Flood Risk

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Since 2000, floods have cost the United States more than $845 billion in damage to homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure. The expense of adapting to more frequent and severe storms is projected to rise over the next several decades, placing a premium on the need to take action now to reduce the impacts of future floods.

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States Continue With Flood Resilience Despite Coronavirus

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Just two days after announcing coronavirus stay-at-home orders, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R) signed legislation establishing a resilience office.

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Nearly Half of States Are Likely to Experience Flooding This Spring

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The warmth and blooming foliage that mark the arrival of spring are perhaps more welcome to Americans now than at any time in recent memory. But spring also brings its own challenges, and the NOAA warns that the season carries a risk of moderate to major flooding across 23 states.

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Modern, Flood-Ready Approach Needed for Building and Rebuilding

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The most common and expensive natural disasters in the United States involve flooding, costing an estimated $768 billion in losses since 2000, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Last year, the devastation caused by inland flooding and powerful hurricanes was compounded by aging infrastructure that suffers from years of neglect.

It's Time to Make U.S. Infrastructure Flood-Ready