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Accession Number PB2014-100325
Title Model Bylaw: Effectively Managing Coastal Floodplain Development.
Publication Date 2009
Media Count 47p
Personal Author J. F. O'Connell S. Justus
Abstract By the year 2000, flood damages in the U.S. approached $6 billion annually and the trend of increased disaster costs was continuing into the first decade of the 21st Century. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina alone caused 1,300 deaths and more than $120 billion in flood damage. The National Flood Insurance Program (and state building codes) minimum requirements alone will not reverse this trend because they do not take into account future conditions, do not address all coastal hazards, and do not protect against large flood or storm surge events.
Keywords Bylaws
Coastal areas
Coastal flooding
Flood damage
Natural disasters
Sea levels
Storm surges

Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 47D - Biological Oceanography
47B - Dynamic Oceanography
57H - Ecology
70 - Administration & Management
Corporate Author Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA. Sea Grant Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1403
Contract Number N/A

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