"Populations In High-Risk Climate Areas Grow: Redfin"

"Populations in areas of the United States at high risk for climate disasters are growing, according to an analysis done by real estate listing service Redfin.

The analysis looked at the top 50 U.S. counties with the highest and lowest share of homes facing dangers from heat, drought, fire, flood and storms from 2016 to last year.

All areas facing high-risk climates saw a positive net migration, with populations growing despite climate concerns.

The top 50 counties at high risk for extreme heat saw a 4.7 percent net migration increase, drought areas had a 3.5 percent increase, counties at risk of fire had a 3.0 percent increase, flood-prone areas saw a 1.9 percent increase and storm areas saw a 0.4 percent increase."

Lexi Lonas reports for The Hill August 25, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 08/27/2021