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Floods are not going to go away. Here's how we can make them less costly

Cigler, Beverly A. (2018) Floods are not going to go away. Here's how we can make them less costly. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Sep 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Devastating hurricanes in 2017 in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and the recent landfall of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas show that flood events are likely to affect the US with far greater frequency in the near future. Beverly A. Cigler takes a close look at why floods have become so much worse in recent years and what we can do to make them less costly both in terms of lives lost and resources. She argues that in addition to promoting green measures, rather than pulling back from flood mitigation as the Trump administration has proposed, the US government needs to do more to help the states to reduce flood hazards as well as promoting measures such as the National Flood Insurance Program.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/09/14/floods...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91871

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