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Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts (2014)

18811-0309305861-minicovA new report from the National Research Council calls for a strategic national vision for reducing risk from coastal storms and flooding, the cost of which has risen dramatically over the past several decades as more people and property are in harm’s way. Currently, the nation is reactive rather than proactive, with most federal funds being used for storm response and cleanup, and not enough being spent on consequence reduction strategies, such as elevating buildings. A national vision, informed by a national coastal risk assessment, is needed to get the most benefits from federal investments. Learn more in this Report in Brief, slideshow, and a new video featuring some of the report’s authors.

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