When flooding occurs at least 26 times per year on more than 10% of a community’s usable land, it’s called “chronic inundation.” To attempt the cleanup and restore an area subject to chronic inundation area would act out Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity. As stated: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Nevertheless, 90 U.S. communities already experience chronic inundation. The Union of Concerned Scientists predicts that 490 communities will face chronic inundation by 2100, including 40% of East coast and Gulf coast communities.
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