Flooding

Swim Classes for Truck Drivers? Utilities Adapt to Climate Change, Flooding Threats

Water and sewer utilities are on the front lines as local governments grapple with severe weather, natural disasters and other climate-related fallout.

A Town Moves Forward After Two 'Thousand-Year' Storms

After two historic floods in less than two years, officials in Ellicott City, Maryland, are putting their hopes in a long-term rebuilding plan that officials say aims to balance recovery and resiliency with historic preservation.

After Floods, Some Cities Take On More Restrictive Zoning and Building Regulations

Cities that have experienced flooding in recent years are trying new strategies to ensure that existing and new developments are prepared for the floods to come.

Virginia’s Flood Mitigation Program Needs Funding

COMMENTARY | Communities lack resources to prepare for more common and costly flood events.

Report: Federal Flood Program Takes Years to Complete Home Buyouts

The five years it takes to complete a buyout of homes damaged by floods is too lengthy for many homeowners to endure, a new Natural Defense Resources Council study says.

Small Towns Face Congestion Risk During Evacuations, Report Says

A new traffic analysis finds Florida and California are home to the most communities at risk of having congested roads during an emergency evacuation.

The States Where the Most New Homes Are at Risk of Flooding

A new report warns 17,800 coastal homes built after 2009 will be within the 10-year floodplain by 2050 without any reduction in greenhouse gas pollution.

As Flood Risks Increase, It's Time to Recognize the Limits of Levees

COMMENTARY | Levees shield farms and towns from flooding, but they also create risk.