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How climate change left a rural Texas neighborhood nearly uninhabitable

In Liberty County, one neighborhood has been slowly abandoned as years of flooding and intense rains prompted a spiral of decline. A struggling buyout program shows the complexities and limitations of “managed retreat” from disaster-prone areas.
climate displacement managed retreat

How climate change left a rural Texas neighborhood nearly uninhabitable

In Liberty County, one neighborhood has been slowly abandoned as years of flooding and intense rains prompted a spiral of decline. A struggling buyout program shows the complexities and limitations of “managed retreat” from disaster-prone areas.
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North Carolina beach houses have fallen into the ocean. Is there a fix?

New studies show that both beach nourishments and buyouts in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe, N.C., will be costly. But no funding for any fix is in sight.
As flood risk rises, vulnerable communities weigh government buyouts

As flood risk rises, vulnerable communities weigh government buyouts

A South Carolina neighborhood where residents are considering buyouts of their flood-prone homes embodies the quandary that a growing number of communities will face in the years ahead.
Most post-flood buyouts take more than 5 years

Most post-flood buyouts take more than 5 years

A new report finds that it typically takes five years or longer to complete the buyout process, leaving homeowners of flooded properties in limbo.

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