The Financial Toll of Flooding—Part 2

Episode 9

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Coastal counties are home to 39 percent of the nation’s population and are at risk for floods and hurricanes, the fastest-growing and costliest disaster threats in the U.S. In Part 2 of “The Financial Toll of Flooding,” learn more about what happens after flooding occurs, as Pew’s Fred Baldassaro travels to Norfolk, Virginia, to speak with Skip Stiles, founder and executive director of Wetlands Watch. Listen as they tour neighborhoods in the flood plain and discuss sea level rise, the recovery process, and how this coastal city is building resilience against future flooding through innovative solutions. To listen to the first episode, visit “The Financial Toll of Flooding—Part 1.

Related Pew Research

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