Flooding and Inequality

FEMA says 0.3% of properties in Chicago are at risk of flooding. New data reveals that in fact this is closer to 13% of properties because of how FEMA undercounts canals, creeks, and heavy rain. Source — The New York Times
Hurricane Laura battered Cameron Parish, Louisiana in 2020. 94% of homes here are at risk of severe flooding according to new data. Source — The Daily Advertiser
Claire Adams, 88, who cannot walk, was trapped in rising water that reached her neck before help came in through a window. Source — The New York Times

Those who can’t afford housing are also most likely to be uninsured

The Path Forward

Lessons from Katrina

Residents in New Orleans wave American flags from their rooftops amidst the flooding of Hurricane Katrina in 2004. Nearly 1,000 people died. Source — Slate

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