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Climate Change in Texas

One in five Texans lives in a floodplain, state’s first-ever analysis shows

As it prepares a statewide flood prevention plan, the state found that almost 6 million Texans live in an area susceptible to floodwaters.

Sean and Corie Thomason take their sons Carson and Bradly back to their home via kayak on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017, in Houston. The family stayed with their grandmother after their neighborhood was flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey.

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