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Exclusive: Many dams in U.S. Southeast lack emergency plans


Michelle Minkoff, data journalist, Washington; David Lieb, reporter, state government team, Jefferson City, Mo.; and Sudhin Thanawala, reporter, Atlanta, for mining an exclusive data set to reveal – just as heavy rains and flooding in the Southeast put several dams on the brink of failure – that hundreds of dams in the region lack required emergency action plans to help authorities and downstream residents respond to the threat.

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