- "Catastrophic flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey is the latest reminder that floods kill more people in the United States than any other type of natural disaster and are the most common natural disaster worldwide. Many communities along U.S. coastlines have begun to take heed and have slowed development in coastal flood zones. The bad news, as Harvey shows, is that inland communities are also at risk – and in some, development in flood zones is increasing."
August 28 - The Conversation
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Distinguished Professor of Louisiana Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University
Disclosure statement - Research for this article was partially supported by two grants from the National Science Foundation.