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Flash Floods in Texas Likely To Get Worse

The terrain in Central Texas has come to be called Flash Flood Alley, but the danger of floods has been increased by human's building on flood plains and failing to update roads.

Flooding in Austin, May 26, 2015.

The terrain in Central Texas, where soil is thin and creeks are surrounded by steep slopes, has come to be called Flash Flood Alley, but the danger of floods has been increased by human's building on flood plains and failing to update roads. Even as Texas communities debate how to regulate building in flood plains, which leaves taxpayers on the hook for repairing damage, forecasters are saying that with global warming, extreme floods are expected to become even more frequent. (Austin American-Statesman)

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