Levees

Levees are designed to protect against a certain level of flooding. However, levees can and do decay over time, making maintenance a serious challenge. Levees can also be overtopped, or even fail during large floods. Because of the escalating flood risks in areas with levees, FEMA strongly recommends flood insurance for all homeowners in these areas. Homeowners should also develop a disaster plan.
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