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U.S. population growth slowed over the last decade to its lowest rate since the Great Depression. The U.S. population is aging rapidly. While baby boomers have started to hit retirement age, challenging economic circumstances have caused many younger Americans to postpone having a family — and this was before the pandemic made conditions even more […]

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BROOKLYN, N.Y, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- First Street Foundation, the science and technology nonprofit that developed the First Street Foundation Flood Model and created Flood Factor, has released the first ever nationwide community level flood resilience report titled  "The 3rd National Risk Assessment: Infrastructure on the Brink", highlighting the flood risk over a 30 year period for every city and county across the conterminous United States. The report calculates the risk of five key dimensions of community risk: residential properties, roads, commercial  properties, critical infrastructure, and social infrastructure. Using the operational flood threshold for each building or piece of infrastructure, the Foundation was able to calculate each dimension's specific risk of failure and aggregate those findings for every neighborhood, zip code, city and county, making it the most thorough and far reaching publicly available report of its kind.