Feds Pursuing Flawed Storm Responses

October 11, 2018

In a flawed damage-and-repair cycle, the US government spends billions of dollars following major storms to rebuild structures in their original locations, often leaving them just as defenseless against coming storms aggravated by climate change. In reports from the front lines in Issues, a planner involved in recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy offered practical lessons for breaking out of this default strategy, and an environmental advocate recounted political insights gained in helping Virginia localities better adapt to rising sea levels.

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