CRAZY: ”100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps’

Something insane has just come to our attention. A very compelling story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user DoremusJessup titled ‘100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps is gaining some traction, having got 12 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by eurekalert.org) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-24 00:44:04 and has an ID of cugfpz. We’ve found the following comments, and please also reach out to us if you know more at this time:

  • “A 100 year flood is not a flood that happens every 100 years. ItÂ’s a flood that has a 1% chance of happening in any given year.“, posted by the user taebek1 at 2019-08-24 08:49:15. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “climate change baby! Actuarial tables are gonna get wrecked“, posted by the user CostAquahomeBarreler at 2019-08-24 04:10:04. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “I own property in coastal NC, on elevated land on the NE Cape Fear River. Prior to 1996, it hadn’t exceeded the 100 year flood elevation in… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user HeWhoMustNotBDpicted at 2019-08-24 03:23:23. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Rename them. “30-year flood” will make you feel like you’ve got some skin in the game.“, posted by the user jxj24 at 2019-08-24 02:15:55. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “How long will they still call them “100 year floods”?“, posted by the user nolefish75 at 2019-08-24 00:44:59. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is a story very close to my heart, we are looking for more facts on this story and will update this post as soon as we are done.

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