Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Ian Was a Warning to Make Flood Insurance Accessible to All

In an op-ed published in collaboration with the Urban Resilience Project, Carolyn Kousky (author of Understanding Disaster Insurance) writes that by expanding access to flood insurance, we can protect more Americans — especially the most vulnerable — and improve their financial resilience in the face of escalating climate-related disasters.

Kousky writes:

In the era of climate change, record-breaking is the new normal. Ian came just two weeks after Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico, subjecting residents to yet another damaging storm. Hurricanes are now hitting the U.S. with increasing frequency and intensity. Troublingly, recoveries are long, hard, and inequitable; policy reform is needed in the face of our escalating risks.

Read the full article published in The Hill HERE