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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Framing the challenge of urban flooding in the United States /
Publisher the National Academies Press
Year Published 2019
OCLC Number 1102636487
ISBN 9780309489614; 030948961X
Subjects Floods--United States. ; Cities and towns--United States. ; Floods--Maryland--Baltimore. ; Floods--Texas--Houston. ; Floods--Illinois--Chicago. ; Floods--Arizona--Phoenix.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  GB1399.F736 2019 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/18/2020
Collation ix, 89 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-67).
Contents Notes
"Flooding is the natural hazard with the greatest economic and social impact in the United States, and these impacts are becoming more severe over time. Catastrophic flooding from recent hurricanes, including Superstorm Sandy in New York (2012) and Hurricane Harvey in Houston (2017), caused billions of dollars in property damage, adversely affected millions of people, and damaged the economic well-being of major metropolitan areas. Flooding takes a heavy toll even in years without a named storm or event. Major freshwater flood events from 2004 to 2014 cost an average of $9 billion in direct damage and 71 lives annually. These figures do not include the cumulative costs of frequent, small floods, which can be similar to those of infrequent extreme floods. Framing the Challenge of Urban Flooding in the United States contributes to existing knowledge by examining real-world examples in specific metropolitan areas. This report identifies commonalities and variances among the case study metropolitan areas in terms of causes, adverse impacts, unexpected problems in recovery, or effective mitigation strategies, as well as key themes of urban flooding. It also relates, as appropriate, causes and actions of urban flooding to existing federal resources or policies"--Publisher's description. Insights from four metropolitan areas -- Magnitude of urban flooding -- A way forward on urban flooding.