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Thousands of Americans are leaving homes in flood-risk areas. But where are they moving to?

For more than four decades, the US government has been paying cities and states to move homeowners away from areas that are at high risk of severe flooding. When a hurricane or major flooding event devastates an area, a neighborhood can send a request for the local or state government to buy the impacted land and give residents money to start over someplace else. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s buyout program is a form of so-called “managed retreat” – a long process that relocates people, businesses, homes and infrastructure to an area that’s safer from the impacts of climate change-fueled weather events. But until recently, little was known about where people ultimately moved and whether their new location actually reduced their flood risk.

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  • winnie nguru

    55 w

    The government should gear up in finding ways of combating such extreme effects of climate change

    • Komu Daniel

      55 w

      The only solution is investing in climate solutions

      • Tabitha Kimani

        55 w

        Its has been predicted that climate change effects such as the floods will result in internal displacements and migrations in return infringing on general human rights.

        • Ajema Lydiah

          55 w

          The govt.should find a better solution to end this sudden relocation

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