The Trump administration is using the threat of withholding federal money to force communities threatened by climate change-induced flooding to evict homeowners living in flood zones, according to the New York Times.
Reporter Christopher Flavelle found that local governments seeking federal money to help people leave flood zones must first commit to using eminent domain to evict people who refuse to move.
Eminent domain allows government entities, from federal to local, to condemn property for public projects.
Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute has several tools for communities use to prepare for climate change.
The Environmental Resilience Institute Toolkit helps community leaders stay informed about the effects of climate change, adaptation strategies, case studies and funding opportunities.
The Hoosier Resilience Index makes available community-specific information like precipitation, flood plain and land use maps, for every community in the state of Indiana.