PROPERTIES AT RISK
It's time for our elected officials to provide better flood protection
You would think that more than $850 billion in damages caused by flooding, and more than 15 million properties still at risk would be enough for cities and counties across the US to create comprehensive plans for flood protection. Sadly, it’s not.
When it comes to the risk your home faces from flooding, you’ve been left to fend for yourself
Even if you are insured, it’s a nightmare to get back to normal after a flood, and some may never get the value of their home back. Other states and counties are building better flood protection.
One dollar of infrastructure investment
saves $4-7 in repairs after the storm
-and it creates lots of jobs
So, why haven’t we taken action?
We haven’t demanded it
Flooding is a complicated problem that requires cooperation between local, state and federal governments. It’s easy for politicians to pass the buck to the next jurisdiction. People have complained - but they haven’t complained in one joint, loud voice. That's where we come in.