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Texas Flood risk and mitigation

Date: 2017-04-26      View counts: 4044    


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Floods and hurricanes are becoming more intense in Texas, with about 400 floods occurring annually.1 Ninety percent of the state’s natural disasters are floods, costing an average of $254 million a year.2 As these events become more serious, the physical and economic damage to communities and the threats to human lives and ecosystems also increase. Between 2000 and 2015, 23 federal disasters and emergencies were declared for floods, hurricanes, and severe storms in Texas, which exceeded $5.3 billion in total assistance.

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Texas Flood risk and mitigation

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