Hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents live in flood zones that can become inundated with storm water. But the state is trying to move some of them out of harm’s way in one of the biggest home buyout programs in the nation. Newshour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports. This story is part of our ongoing series, “Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change.”
For more in-depth coverage of the Blue Acres program and how it’s working in New Jersey’s Woodbridge Township, read Scientific American’s original report ‘Surrendering to the Rising Seas’.