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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:33

Breaches in the Midwest: Taking a Closer Look at Flooding Management and Response

Flooding in large swaths of the Midwest has already claimed the lives of at least three people and has caused $3 billion in damages.

A combination of melting snow and rainstorms led to breaches in levees along the Missouri River and other bodies of water.

According to FEMA flood map data, 40 million people in the continental U.S. are at risk for a 100-year flood event; that’s three times more than previously estimated. Additionally, the amount of property in harm’s way is twice the current estimate.

With communities underwater and many more at risk, officials are asking themselves how response plans can be improved.