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WATCH: Flooding In The U.S. Is Getting Worse

If you live in a flood-prone place your whole life, it's more likely than not you will experience a 100-year flood.

That's because climate change is causing flooding in America to get more frequent and severe. In some parts of the Midwest and East Coast, extreme rain has already increased more than 50% since the early 1900s.

Watch the video above to learn more.

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Rebecca Hersher (she/her) is a reporter on NPR's Science Desk, where she reports on outbreaks, natural disasters, and environmental and health research. Since coming to NPR in 2011, she has covered the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, embedded with the Afghan army after the American combat mission ended, and reported on floods and hurricanes in the U.S. She's also reported on research about puppies. Before her work on the Science Desk, she was a producer for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered in Los Angeles.