ByAlex Lubben, Julia Shipley, Zak Cassel and Olga Loginova |
Communities stuck on the front lines of the climate crisis need help relocating. The U.S. government isn’t prepared.
This article was produced in partnership with Columbia Journalism Investigations, the Center for Public Integrity and Type Investigations.
This story is the third in a series we are publishing in collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity, Columbia Journalism Investigations, California Health Report, and newsrooms across the country, in which we asked people affected by hurricanes, floods and wildfires — and the professionals helping such survivors — to share their experiences in an online survey, which you can fill out here. Read more about the project here, and read Part 1 and Part 2 in the series, on the mental health toll of natural disasters and how communities in Northern California are building resiliency. You can also learn more about how to get prepared in our wildfire and emergency guide here. Disasters are stressful. Our warming world keeps adding fuel to the fires — and floods and hurricanes, among other calamities.