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Flood Damage in the United States, 1926-2003
A Reanalysis of National Weather Service Estimates

For Further Reading

ASFPM, 2000. National flood programs in review — 2000. Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, WI (www.floods.org).

Burby, R.J., 1991. Sharing Environmental Risks: How to Control Governments’ Losses in Natural Disasters. Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 280 pp.

Changnon, S.A. (ed.), 1996. The Great Flood of 1993: Causes, Impacts, and Responses. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Downton, M.W. and Pielke, R.A. Jr., 2001. Discretion without accountability: Politics, flood damage, and climate. Natural Hazards Review, 2(4), 157-166.

Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, 2000. The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications for Risk Assessment and Mitigation. Island Press, Washington, DC.

Mileti, D.S., 1999. Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States. Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC.

NRC (National Research Council), 1999. The Impacts of Natural Disasters: A Framework for Loss Estimation. National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

Pielke, R.A. Jr. and Downton, M.W., 2000. Precipitation and Damaging Floods: Trends in the United States, 1932-1997. J. Climate, 13(20), 3625-3637.

Pielke, R.A., and C. Landsea, 1998. “Normalized hurricane damages in the United States: 1925-1995.” Weather and Forecasting, 13, 621-631.

Pielke, R.A. Jr., and R.A. Pielke Sr., 1997. Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society. Wiley & Sons, New York.

Platt, R.H., 1999. Disasters and democracy: the politics of extreme natural events. Island Press, Washington, DC.

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