Coastal Review: Ongoing research project looks at human toll of flooding

Coastal Review: Ongoing research project looks at human toll of flooding

August 7th, 2022

By Mark Hibbs, CoastalReview.org
Usually right after a hurricane, dollar estimates of the damage are calculated and reported in the media and in academic and government papers, but the human toll exacted when floodwaters enter or destroy homes cannot be expressed in strictly monetary terms and may not be fully understood.

A collaboration of social and environmental scientists and engineers has been working to better grasp how flooding disasters disrupt people’s day-to-day lives in coastal North Carolina and how these communities respond and rebuild.

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