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New Data Reveals Hidden Flood Risk Across America

New York Times

... Heightened flood risk in communities of color doesn’t surprise Marcella Bondie Keenan, program director for climate planning at the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Last year her group found that 87 percent of insurance claims for Chicago flood damage between 2007 and 2016 went to people in communities of color. Among the many risks, residents of flood-prone areas often suffer more mold in their homes, which can worsen respiratory conditions, a danger in the current pandemic.

“We welcome any attention to the urban flooding issue that doesn’t get talked about and is an environmental justice issue,” Mx. Bondie Keenan said...

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