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FEMA names 483 'Disaster Resilience Zones' across the country that face climate change impact
WASHINGTON — As natural disasters and extreme weather worsen with climate change, the federal government is making more support available to communities that need to become more resilient.
Across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated 483 areas as Community Disaster Resilience Zones, areas that are underserved and most at risk of disaster because of the effects of climate change.
“These designations will help ensure that the most at-risk communities are able to build resilience against natural hazards and extreme weather events, which are becoming increasingly intense and frequent due to climate change,” FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said in a statement.