States Work to Get Ahead of Frequent and Costly Flooding

States Work to Get Ahead of Costly Flooding
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Through comprehensive planning and dedicated funding for pre-disaster mitigation activities, coastal and inland states are taking action to manage the rising costs of flooding. A growing number of states are embracing innovative approaches to increase resiliency and safeguard communities such as investing in watershed-scale solutions, limiting risky development in flood-prone areas, and prioritizing the use of nature-based mitigation strategies.

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On May 6, in just a few hours, 4 inches of rain fell in and around the city of Huntington, West Virginia, causing catastrophic flooding in more than 200 homes, devastating hundreds of lives, and killing one resident.