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Sarah Pralle examines changes in flood insurance rate maps in Risk Hazard & Crisis in Public Policy

June 24, 2021
Pralle, associate professor of political science, and co-authors' findings suggest changes to flood zones on FIRMs occur more often where people have greater socioeconomic means, raising questions of equity for future FIRM appeals and revisions.

See related: Floods , Insurance

Pralle talks to Forbes about FEMA's upcoming changes, flood insurance

March 19, 2021
For homeowners, or prospective buyers, "rising insurance rates could lead to a reduction in home values," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, and "they could be forced to sell at a loss, or even abandon their property." 

See related: Insurance , United States , Floods , Housing

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