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Column: Consider alternatives as cost of flood insurance increases

  • COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD
                                Heavy rains in 2018 caused flooding on Kauai that damaged homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola.

    COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD

    Heavy rains in 2018 caused flooding on Kauai that damaged homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola.

In this age of extreme weather and worsening natural disasters, it is crucial that we refresh and modernize our approach to disaster mitigation and recovery. A good place to start would be floods, which cost our nation approximately $17 billion in damage each year. Read more

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