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Conference On Mississippi River Flooding To Be Held In St. Louis

Flood Protection Sandbags with flooded homes in the background (Montage)

(St. Louis) Most scientists expect an even worse-than-normal flooding season along the Mississippi River this spring.

That’s why a meeting is being held in St. Louis March 20th for local government leaders looking for ways to mitigate the growing threat.

Flood-related disasters have accounted for more than 845 billion dollars in losses over the last 20 years.

The Pew Charitable Trust is sponsoring the meeting to highlight ways cities and states can use policies to create funding sources and regulations to help reduce the risk of flooding.

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