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To avoid devastating floods, these towns picked up and moved

Clip: 05/28/2019 | 6m 57s

The U.S. has experienced its wettest 12-month period on record. Scientists warn that climate change is causing more intense storms, resulting in increased flooding risk for millions of Americans living near rivers and along the coasts. How can vulnerable communities prepare? Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on a radical approach some are exploring: relocation of the towns themselves.

Aired: 05/28/19

Rating: NR

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