The story of New Orleans' recovery in one business

Aug 11, 2015
8 1/2 years after Katrina, Circle Food reopened. Get your green bell peppers here!
Posted In: New Orleans, Food, flood

Banking on a New Orleans recovery

Aug 4, 2015
When New Orleans flooded, Liberty Bank — itself devastated — helped to rebuild.
Posted In: bank. New Orleans, flood, rebuilding

Fixing an aging infrastructure can cost billions

Aug 12, 2014
Crises like the water-main break at UCLA expose faults in city infrastructure.
Posted In: groundwater, flood, ucla, infrastructure

As FEMA expands flood zones, residents fear insurance hikes

Jul 8, 2013
FEMA is updating its flood maps to expand areas deemed at risk of damage -- and that’s striking fear in communities that could be deluged with higher insurance bills.
Posted In: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, flood insurance, flood

Can money and planning stop future flooding in Europe?

Jun 11, 2013
Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.
Posted In: flood, Europe, weather

Barge lines not fazed by high waters on the Mississippi River

Apr 26, 2013
For one barge line operator, the high waters of the Mississippi mean business as usual (though with a more watchful eye).
Posted In: Mississippi River, flood

A hopeful spring for cattle ranchers

Apr 24, 2013
Rain in Missouri means grass is growing -- and that's a good thing for cattle ranchers.
Posted In: ranch, missouri, flood, cattle

Sandy-flooded cars: Buyer beware

Jan 18, 2013
Many cars that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy are back on the market. Experts offer tips for how to sniff out a fishy used car.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, auto industry, flood, car

High-rise renters hurt by Sandy flooding

Nov 13, 2012
The flooding from Superstorm Sandy has displaced a lot of New Yorkers, including those who live far above the high-water mark.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, flood, manhattan

Flooded engines: Sandy soaked a lot of cars

Oct 31, 2012
Insurers want to repair flooded cars rather than declare them a total loss. But water damage can show up later -- and flooding claims will show up on services like Carfax, taking down what a vehicle can get on the used-car market.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, flood, auto insurance