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Study reveals America's most flood-vulnerable communities

21 Jun 2017, NSF

Scientists call for a more comprehensive understanding of inland flooding risks. Trends from 2001 to 2011 show that urban development has declined in coastal flood zones; however, development in flood zones in inland counties has grown, which indicates a need for increased awareness and education about flood risks.



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