This Green Earth March 10, 2020 - Laura Lightbody

Mar 10, 2020

Laura Lightbody, The Pew Charitable Trusts

During today's show, Nell and Chris learned about the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act from Laura Lightbody with the Pew Charitable Trust.  Repetitive-loss properties have historically accounted for 1% of National Flood Insurance Program policies, but represent 25 - 30% of claims, putting the program 20 billion dollars into the red. This Act encourages the 20,000 participating communities to plan ahead to avoid repeating history and being forced to rebuild time and time again. Utah's Ben McAdams co-sponsored this bipartisan legislation.