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“How Rising Seas and Coastal Storms Drowned the U.S. Flood Insurance Program”

While many people think of the National Flood Insurance Program in terms of helping people affected by inland flooding, it also plays a large role in insuring those who live along the coasts from damage caused by hurricanes and exceptionally high tides.  As sea level continues to rise, the NFIP is essentially becoming bankrupt, which could cause problems for those who live along the coast and depend on it. Yale Environment 360 has a detailed look at the NFIP and how it is being affected by environmental changes at http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-rising-seas-and-coastal-storms-drowned-us-flood-insurance-program.

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