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The Pew Charitable Trusts
Floods and hurricanes are becoming more intense in North Carolina (United States of America), and flooding is the state’s second most common natural hazard, occurring every 7.6 days on average. This paper presents the exposure of human life and private property, and critical infrastructure to flood risk in the State.
The report underlines that communities must prepare for weather-related catastrophes such as floods and hurricanes, and U.S. policymakers should consider reforms that improve protection and preparation; minimise disruptions to the economy; and reduce costs to the federal government and taxpayers by:
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