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For years, the notion of "managed retreat" -- utilizing post-disaster funding as a motivation to build away from high(er) risk areas -- had received little attention. Now, an inventory of our efforts to focus the conversation. @YahooNews #managedretreat 1/…
Learn more. This is my first article on it from 2016 when I thought there might be a different president, more receptive to the idea. We lost years. 2/…
Our documentary from 2019 about Paradise, CA, fire and retreat. "Build back better" becomes "build back smarter." @MyRadarWX 3/

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"Managed retreat" is the use of disaster relief funding to incentive people to move from their homes to safer areas, permanently. In 2019, @milesobrien and I explored this pressing issue for a @MyRadarWX documentary after the fires in Paradise, CA. 1/

You will hear a lot about "managed retreat" in days to come. Our disaster management system was based on a premise that disasters were random and rare. That is no longer true, but we still pay people to return to where they were before. My take in 2016. 2/…
Our insurance system, and the stop gap of the publicly funded National Flood Insurance Program, are inadequate to protect homeowners and the underinsured are harmed in so many ways. And still, we do the same thing over and over. 3/…
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One million US homes are built on floodplains. It would cost $200B to relocate the people who live in them. If we do that, we will save $1T. Those homes are doomed. 1/ A leafy suburb, flooded to the roofline. In the foreground i
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
When (not if) people leave them (either before or after floods come), they merely be arriving at a conclusion that is inevitable today.… 3/
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US #ManagedRetreat policies + funding do not meet community needs. Many reforms are needed from Congress + HUD, FEMA, UDSA, USACE. Here are 13 recs I discuss at the @EESIonline briefing w/ @sruffoocean @ProfRobinCraig and Lydia Olander @NichInstitute. 🧵Add your thoughts & recs!
1/13 A suite of federal reforms are needed to incentivize state & local governments to discourage new development in floodplains (yes, this is #avoidance not #retreat, but the first rule of solving a problem is to stop making it harder to solve) Text reads: The Rule of Holes: "If you are in a hole, s
1a - According to @Climate Central report on floodplain development 8 coastal states are building as fast or faster in the 10-year floodplain (96% chance flood over 30 years) as they are on drier lands:… Climate Central map showing coastal states shaded according
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🧵 #Managedretreat research had a big year in 2021. Here’s some highlights. Obviously this collection is incomplete due to limits in thread lengths & my attention span, so please add!
Columbia’s Managed Retreat Conference of course was a highlight for #relocation discussion. A playlist of the talks is available on YT…
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