Thursday, September 12, 2013

Government to Finally Consider Allowing Naturally Restored Landscapes to Remain after Disasters

CNS is reporting that the government is considering changes to environmental sensitivity index maps to factor in naturally restored, post-disaster landscapes to remain.  In the past, the government has allowed homes to rebuilt on modified sandbars after hurricanes.  However, Hurricane Sandy's impact has shown that nature's having more natural landscapes could ease the effects of disasters (think sandbars or the Louisiana swamps lessening the strength of hurricanes).

While some may decry government rules allowing insurance companies to deny rebuilding funds for some waterfront homes, the restoration of the environment's impact on powerful storms may save more money, families' homes, and lives in the long run.

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