Nationwide, only 4 in 100 homes are covered, a FEMA official says. Without it, victims are pretty much on their own.
The government also boosts funding for a FEMA program to help communities prepare for extreme heat and other climate-related disasters.
It's bad news for federal officials who are trying to convince more homeowners that they need flood protection.
Those in areas prone to flooding are weighing whether it's better to stay in a home, or take a government buyout.
Matthew Eby, head of the First Street Foundation, wants to help homeowners protect themselves as climate change poses hazards to coastal properties.
The agency's acting chief and President Trump's nominee for the permanent job face questions as recovery from past disasters drags on.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially has a few more weeks to go, but already this year has been deadly and destructive. The mainland U.S. took a hit from Hurricane Michael in October and Hurricane Florence the month before. Florence devastated many parts of North Carolina, including areas far from the coast. For many small communities, […]
After recent storms, residents are still struggling to get back to normal amid mountains of debris.