Study: Low-income neighborhoods more vulnerable to flooding, extreme heat

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:30 in Earth & Climate

Portland experiences both extreme heat in the summer months and frequent nuisance flooding in the winter and spring, and that's only expected to worsen with climate change. A new Portland State University study found the potential for flooding and extreme heat is most acute in East Portland's low-income neighborhoods that have fewer green spaces and larger concentrations of less-educated residents.

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