Trump is quietly making U.S. flooding even more disastrous
Vice - 08/18/2017
Study after study has shown that poor communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate change, especially flooding. They’re more likely to live in floodplains and flood-prone areas and be more dependent on public infrastructure. They’re also less likely to have access to resources to deal with flooding, according to Neenah Estrella-Luna, a former law and policy professor at Northeastern University. For example, while flooding following Hurricane Katrina affected the entire city, socioeconomic class and race served as a strong predictor of people’s ability to cope and to recover.