Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade County is especially susceptible to flooding from major rain events and storm surge because it lies close to sea level. This, coupled with a high water table, means water has nowhere to drain. In 2000, FEMA recognized a need to build a series of canals to protect Miami-Dade County from flood risks.

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King County, WA

King County, WA

Heavy rains and snow melts lead to frequent river flooding in the Seattle area. In 1990, King County officials recognized the value of the CRS Program in reducing risk to floodplain property owners. By 2007 King County had received a Class 2 rating under the CRS, making it the highest-rated county in the nation at the time.

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Tulsa, OK

Tulsa, OK

For the last three decades, Tulsa, OK has been utilizing a comprehensive floodplain management strategy, which allowed the city to shift from a reactive approach to flooding problems to a proactive one. The city has regularly reevaluated successes and failures of the program, incorporating lessons into subsequent policy cycles, within the framework of a supportive organizational and community environment.

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