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Why flood maps may not include areas that actually flood

by Ryan Kailath 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

by Kai Ryssdal 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.
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Weather Economy

Houston's infrastructure could be making the floods worse

by Kai Ryssdal 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.
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After flooding, Missouri businesses face cleanup costs

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 19, 2016
How communities in Missouri are coming together to help businesses recover
10 years after Katrina

The story of New Orleans' recovery in one business

by David Brancaccio and Katie Long Aug 11, 2015
8 1/2 years after Katrina, Circle Food reopened. Get your green bell peppers here!
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Banking on a New Orleans recovery

by Caitlin Esch 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.
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Fixing an aging infrastructure can cost billions

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

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As FEMA expands flood zones, residents fear insurance hikes

by , and 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.
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Can money and planning stop future flooding in Europe?

by Steve Evans 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.

Barge lines not fazed by high waters on the Mississippi River

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 26, 2013
For one barge line operator, the high waters of the Mississippi mean business as usual (though with a more watchful eye).