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This entire midwestern town moved uphill to escape flooding. Can others do the same?

21.08.2021
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The relatively well-off bedroom community of Valmeyer, Illinois, could afford to relocate - but moving is more challenging for less affluent townsWhen Valmeyer, Illinois, was hit by the great flood of 1993 and faced obliteration, residents made an unexpected choice: the town decided to rebuild from the ground up - this time, about two miles east and 400ft higher up.Valmeyer was a small commuter town made up of mostly middle-class families who worked in nearby St Louis, Missouri. Almost overnight, the community became a model of what it means to become climate resilient. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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