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Hundreds of Sacramento schools, elder care homes prone to flooding

By Phillip Reese

Roughly 225 Sacramento public and private schools educating about 100,000 students fall within the area that is likely to flood every 200 years, according to a Sacramento Bee review of city of Sacramento and federal data. Roughly 250 Sacramento elderly care homes and nursing homes, most of them small residential homes, fall within the 200-year floodplain. Those homes serve about 5,000 elderly residents.

This map shows the 200-year floodplain, in light blue, along with the Sacramento's schools, in dark blue, and its elder care homes, in red.