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Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts

20:00 EDT 16 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of California - Santa Cruz) A study of flood damage in Florida by scientists at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions. Forecasters say an above-normal hurricane season is likely in the Atlantic Ocean this year, while a rising sea level is making Florida increasingly vulnerable to dangerous flooding.

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