Joshua G. Behr and Carol Considine: Building resilient communities amid costly storms
By Joshua G. Behr and Carol Considine
For The Virginian-Pilot
HURRICANE FLORENCE is just the latest in a long series of storms that have caused significant damage to homes and businesses in the United States because of heavy rains and flooding.
Flood risk in the United States has increased as the population grows and development continues in flood-prone coastal and riverine areas. The cost of repairing or replacing flood-damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure has been estimated to exceed $1 trillion since 1980.