The cost of flooding in the USA is high. We’ve seen it, and we constantly read about it in the news. A recent survey of flood risk for commercial real estate is not encouraging.
FEMA has decided that homeowners should pay their way and the agency has incorporated climate change risk into flood insurance premiums next year.
Stop, Look, Pay Attention, Have a Plan Hurricanes are synonymous with flooding, and the National Weather Service tracks them from when they form to their final dissipation, so why are we constantly surprised by the flooding? Ida blew in off the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 4 storm, and news warnings accompanied it for Read More…
An orderly, managed retreat is better than an unmanaged retreat, but politically unpopular.
Storms and flooding, its all about heat
Extreme weather events create catastrophic floods.
Hurricane Harvey was the guest that wouldn’t leave, and a great example of pluvial flooding.
Increasing high-tide flooding slowly destroys coastal communities.
Our changing climate makes hurricanes more dangerous.
The economics of pollution are often based on a cost-transfer mechanism.