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Infographic: How Wildfires Increase the Threat of Flooding

Long after the fire is out, the threat of a natural disaster remains in California's burn areas remain

National Flood Insurance Program
When it rains after wildfires, the risk of flooding is heightened. Here's how.

When a brush fire strips a hillside of vegetation, a water repellent layer of soil forms that prevents absorption as rain falls. Above, a look at how the process works.

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