More than one million US residents lost their houses in historic floods in 2018, a record-high for the country.
The US Census Bureau released new data Tuesday that shows that about 12.8 million Americans lived in homes that were at risk of flooding.
That is a 9.5% increase from 2017.
About 12.2 million people lost their home during the historic flooding, according to the Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau also released new estimates that show a record 7.2% of Americans live in flood-prone areas, a 2.5 percentage point increase from the last Census in 2015.
That represents a 16.7% increase in the past year, according the Census.
In the past, there was little change in the percentage of Americans who live in flooded homes.
In 2016, a majority of Americans were living in areas where floodwaters could easily flood.
The majority of homeowners in the flood zone are located in coastal areas and the coastal cities.
The National Weather Service has predicted that the nation’s average annual temperature for the next year will be near the record low of about 35 degrees.
The highest temperatures recorded in the United States were in the Northeast in 2016, according an Associated Press analysis.
About 3.3 million people have been displaced due to the historic flood and about 1.2 percent of the country’s population is affected.
About 1.4 million of the 1.6 million displaced are children.
The federal government has pledged more than $1 billion in disaster relief for flood-affected areas and has established a national disaster-resilience program.