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Pralle research on flood maps, politics cited in Washington Post and Slate

September 7, 2017

Slate,The Washington Post

Sarah Pralle

Sarah Pralle

"Hurricane Harvey shows how floods don’t pay attention to flood zone maps — or politicians," written by Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, was published in the Washington Post. "And here’s the big lesson from Hurricane Harvey: The U.S. government’s flood zone designation, and the maps based on it, may not predict future flood risks accurately, particularly as climate change alters sea levels and weather patterns," says Pralle.

Pralle's research on politics and flood maps was also cited in the article, "Why Are FEMA’s Flood Maps So Horribly Flawed?".


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