After shelters, some Harvey victims will move to vacant Houston apartments

Aug 31, 2017
Just over 10 percent of the apartments in Houston are sitting vacant. As the storm clears, survivors can get money to help them move in. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Where to house people during a natural disaster?

Aug 28, 2017
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and officials in Texas don't want to use massive structures to house people, but sometimes that is the best option.
Flood victims gather for food at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey today in Houston.
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Donations pour in for Nepal

Apr 28, 2015
How does aid money reach people on the ground?

Remittances play a big role in Nepal's economy

Apr 27, 2015
Nepal is unusually dependent on remittances as a percentage of GDP.
People search amid the rubble of collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, a city in Nepal, on April 27, 2015, two days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the South Asian country. 
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When disaster strikes, FEMA turns to Waffle House

Mar 4, 2015
FEMA has coined a "Waffle House Index" to indicate the severity of a disaster.
FEMA has coined a "Waffle House Index" to indicate the severity of a disaster.
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What local government can learn from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 20, 2014
Changing climates put pressure on local government to boost financial resilience.

Philippines: How to help typhoon victims

Nov 12, 2013
At a time when everyone is trying to help out, a look at the top charities that will make good use of your donations.

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