Flood Plains

Part 1: Disasters of Our Own MakingApproximately 10,000 Philadelphia residents are living in flood zones. And that number is only within the city limits.
Part 2: Playing Catch-Up After Each Big StormWhen a storm hits, governments and utility companies often find their preparations insufficient.
Part 3: Direct Damage and Other CostsA major storm could cause a business to close its doors for good. But even those able to recover may suffer.
Part 4: Finding A Better WayLessons learned from past storms have resulted in stricter building codes and other requirements on the federal, state, and local levels.