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After disasters, mobile home owners often struggle to recover

Sep 14, 2023
Mobile homes are uniquely vulnerable when natural disasters hit, and face challenges when trying to get recovery money. Some in Colorado are still grappling with the effects of flooding in 2013.
Brand new affordable housing units sit on a hillside above Lyons on Aug. 14, 2023. People who were displaced by flooding have priority access to the new units, but few former mobile home residents are expected to move in.
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Why flood maps may not include areas that actually flood

Oct 12, 2017
The maps take data from past disasters and apply it to future risk, but the calculations can get tricky — and political.
Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey surround a home on Sept. 6, 2017, in Houston.
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Port of Corpus Christi remains closed after Hurricane Harvey, but there is hope

Aug 29, 2017
We check in with the sixth largest port in the United States.
A fireman walks by a burnt out car that caught fire after Hurricane Harvey hit Corpus Christi, Texas.

Houston's infrastructure could be making the floods worse

Aug 28, 2017
Every expert she's talked to says regulations for building in the city's flood plains are insufficient, says Texas-based reporter Neena Satija.
People view the flooded highways in Houston yesterday as the city battles with Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, and resulting floods.

After flooding, Missouri businesses face cleanup costs

Jan 19, 2016
How communities in Missouri are coming together to help businesses recover

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!

Banking on a New Orleans recovery

Aug 4, 2015
When New Orleans flooded, Liberty Bank — itself devastated — helped to rebuild.
Alden McDonald, (left) President and CEO of Liberty Bank, walks the perimeter of a branch under construction in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood, with his son Todd McDonald, a Vice President of Strategic Management at Liberty.
Caitlin Esch

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Fixing an aging infrastructure can cost billions

Aug 12, 2014
Crises like the water-main break at UCLA expose faults in city 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.

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.