Flood Risks Rising with Climate Change

June 29, 2018

6/29/18 – Rising sea levels driven primarily by climate change put more than 300,000 homes in the contiguous United States at risk of chronic flooding within the next 30 years, the lifespan of a typical mortgage, according to a new study and an interactive map tool for viewing threat levels of particular communities. Some of the actions proposed to mitigate the risks align with recommendations recently advanced by a decision-sciences expert in Issues for making the soon-to-be-reauthorized National Flood Insurance Program more cost-effective, more equitable, and more appealing to property owners.