Low flood insurance coverage worrying as climate crisis advances

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As losses from flooding skyrocket from one year to the next, uninsured rates are setting up for disaster. Low levels of flood insurance are occurring at a time during which the risk and cost of damage are taking off due to more frequent and more severe events caused by climate change. From 2011 through 2020, insured flooding losses doubled to $80B worldwide compared to the decade before. That said, flood insurance penetration is still sitting at a worrying 18 percent, according to the recent economic insights report focused on flooding…

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