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DisasterMap.net’s Analysis of the National Levee Database and 2010 Census

Introduction Our nation depends on levees and floodwalls to protect our communities, our homes, and our vital economic assets. America has nearly 15,000 floodwalls and almost 22,000 levees, according to our interpretation of a database maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. These structures protect over 85,000 sq. miles that include 1,800 named Census places…


Study: Millions of US Homes at Very High Risk from Natural Disasters ~Jim Randle, Voice of America

A new analysis shows that 10.6 million U.S. homes are at very high risk of damage from hurricanes, tornados, or earthquakes. That works out to about eight percent of the 131 million housing units in the United States. The study by RealtyTrac shows that about 3 percent of homes are at very low risk of…