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As climate change worsens, areas that were once safe become unlivable. Repetitive flooding, wildfires and other hazards are prompting some Americans to move. Millions more are expected to follow suit in the coming decades — if they can get out.

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An investigation by Columbia Journalism Investigations, the Center for Public Integrity and Type Investigations found that the federal government is not prepared for climate relocation needs now, let alone those to come.

Newsrooms around the country joined forces to report on the issue in their own communities.


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