A growing number of cities are looking beyond the usual 100-year floodplain and requiring more homes to be built higher for their own protection.
This story was co-published with The Weather Channel as part of Collateral, a series on climate, data and science.
In flood-prone regions of the country, a growing number of cities have lost confidence in the ability of the federal government’s flood maps to recognize the increasing risks that come with global warming.
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Original Title: Not Trusting FEMA’s Flood Maps, More Hurricane-Hit Cities Set Their Own Rules
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