3. Millions more homes face flood risk
Nearly 70% more properties in the U.S. are at substantial risk of flooding compared to government estimates, a new peer-reviewed analysis shows, Axios "Harder Line" columnist Amy Harder and visual journalist Naema Ahmed report.
What's happening: The areas with the largest newly revealed risk include large swaths of the Midwest, and inland Western states that face risk from rain or river flooding. (Check out the chart on page 9 of this First Street Foundation report.)
- Still, the risk is larger for coastal states and grows more quickly in those regions through 2050, as you can see in the graphic above.
You can search now for your home on FloodFactor.com, a website run by First Street, a nonprofit research and technology firm.