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What’s Happening around the Nation?
Thursday, October 25, 2018

A collection of the most viewed stories on our Facebook page this month. If you haven't "liked" us, you're missing out on critical information and great conversations!

The Nation--Flooding situations are worsened by poor land use policies, say presenters (including ASFPM's Executive Director Chad Berginnis) at the recent APA conference. Read "Unsustainable Development Heightens Flood Risk."

When it comes to housing markets, buyers and renters do not get the flood-risk information they need. There are five main ways that the current system fails them. "Why Americans are in the Dark about Flood Risks" by Carolyn Kousky.

Ohio--The Mitigation Branch of Ohio's Emergency Management Agency figures it prevented more than $20 million in damage from the mid-1990s to 2016 by investing in disaster management before a disaster strikes. The article says between 2012-2016, but we got the correct figure straight from the horse's mouth (thank you Mr. Ferryman).

North Carolina--This is interesting. NC leadership offered possible solutions to coastal and inland flooding. A surprising number said restrict development in floodplains.

Florida--As they built their dream house last year on the shimmering sands of the Gulf of Mexico, Russell King and his nephew, Dr. Lebron Lackey, painstakingly documented every detail of the elevated construction, from the 40-foot pilings buried into the ground to the types of screws drilled into the walls. Read "Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built 'for the Big One'."

Virginia--We all should be keeping our eyes on this lawsuit. "There are always people saying, 'We have to stop making the mistakes of the past.' But then they continue to let people build on floodplains. This is at the cutting edge of what will be happening on coastal communities around the country."

"In Norfolk, the city will collect $700,000 less in real estate taxes this year thanks to the effects of flooding on property values, according to Flood iQ’s data. The study said that shortfall will only grow in the coming years, unless someone does something to stem the rising tide."






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