Thomas Frank of E&E News reports that nearly 1 in 4 roads in the U.S. are vulnerable to flooding according to a new report.
- The First Street Foundation, a nonprofit research group, has found that 2 million of the nation’s 8.4 million roads would not be able to withstand a flood and would be forced to close.
- The First Street Foundation also found that 25% of our critical facilities such as hospitals, police, and fire stations would have to close if flooding occurred.
- This report highlights the need to invest in pre-disaster mitigation and adaptation measures such as infrastructure and flood plains.
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