States, Cities Plan Ahead to Make Mitigation Matter in Advance of Floods

States, Cities Plan Ahead to Make Mitigation Matter in Advance of Floods
States, Cities Plan Ahead to Make Mitigation Matter in Advance of Floods
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Since 2000, flood disasters have grown more common and severe, costing the U.S. more than $845 billion in damage to homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure. How can governments better prepare for the next storm?

One way is to invest in mitigation projects before disasters strikes, such as restoring natural shorelines or buying out properties that have repeatedly flooded. Research shows that every $1 invested in these and other risk reduction measures can save an average of $6 in future recovery costs. 

November 19, you’ll be able to explore our break down of 13 stories of states and localities that acted to reduce risk and better prepare their communities for the next big flood. 

Coming Nov. 19: www.pewtrusts.org/mitigationmatters