Flood risk, a perpetual concern in porous, low-slung South Florida, is far worse here and across the continental U.S. than now projected under Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps used by homeowners to decide where to buy insurance, according to a new assessment.

Nearly 41 million Americans — more than three times current estimates — could face 100-year flooding, the study found. The amount of property at risk is more than double.

With about $714 billion in property located in a 100-year floodplain, Florida is a national hotspot.

Read the entire article here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article204971334.html