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Texas: Harris County Flood Control District Buyout

A community in Harris County, Texas, is moving to higher ground to prepare for future floods by creating a natural floodplain.

Texas: Climate Resilient Elevation of Flood Vulnerable Properties

The city of Houston, Texas, seeks to improve the safety and resiliency of 24 homes. This project will elevate the homes two feet above the 500-year flood level.

North Dakota: South Bismarck Flood Risk Reduction Measures

The city of South Bismarck will carry out flood risk reduction measures that will provide FEMA-accredited flood protection and allow properties to be removed from the 100-year regulatory floodplain. 

New Jersey: Borough of West Wildwood Living Shoreline Restoration

The Borough of West Wildwood, New Jersey, has proposed a wave attenuation and flood protection project to restore the previous marsh barrier.

Mississippi: City of Canton Martin Luther King Stormwater Improvement Project

The city of Canton has asked for funding for the Martin Luther King South Stormwater Improvement Project. The project aims to enact long-term, sustainable solutions for flood risk.

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish Elevation and Green Infrastructure Installation

After repeated flooding, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana will elevate and install green infrastructure for 47 flood-prone structures in its community.

Louisiana: Localized Flood Risk Reduction in the Town of Golden Meadow

The coastal town of Golden Meadow is working to solve the drainage problem that has adversely affected quality of life and travel due to flooding of both residences and local businesses.

Illinois: Machesney Park Acquisition and Demolition Within the Rock River Floodway

Machesney Park, Illinois, will buy parcels of residences to create open green space within the Rock River floodway.

Florida: Monroe County Elevation of Single-Family Homes

Monroe County, Florida, will elevate 19 single-family homes throughout the Florida Keys.

Arizona: Weekes Wash Regional Flood Control Facility Application

The city of Apache Junction works to make the downstream community safer and reduce the need for search and rescue operations in flooding events.