A year after the floods, Texas mulls lessons of Hurricane Harvey

Aug 24, 2018
Greater Houston area residents are voting on a bond to fund flood mitigation.
Residents evacuate an apartment complex in west Houston where high water coming from the Addicks Reservoir flooded the area after Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017.
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Mayor of Naples, Florida, unfazed by hurricane damage

With cleanup efforts after Hurricane Irma complete, the city anticipates that tourism season won't be impacted.
Flooded homes stand in a rural part of Naples, Florida the day after Hurricane Irma swept through the area.
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"No place for you to live": 100 days after Harvey, these Texans still have no homes

Dec 1, 2017
Rockport, Texas' mayor admits he doesn't have any place to put people who want to return home.
A hotel in Rockport, on the southeast Texas coast, is months, if not years, away from operation after Hurricane Harvey.
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Nervous Americans are shelling out for travel insurance

Nov 13, 2017
Travelers, wary of potential terrorism and natural disasters, are increasingly protecting themselves in advance.
Americans spent almost $3 billion on insurance in 2016, up 19 percent from two years earlier, the US Travel Insurance Association says. Above, travelers make their way to flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
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FEMA’s Atlanta Distribution Center has been running for about 17 hours a day since Hurricane Harvey

Sep 25, 2017
FEMA's logistical response to disasters have improved since Hurricane Katrina.
David Johnson, manager of FEMA’s Atlanta Distribution Center, said the warehouse has been running for about 17 hours day since Hurricane Harvey.
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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are causing an insurance adjuster shortage

Sep 14, 2017
Some adjusters can make $100,000 in a month because of increased demand.
Jose Orosz walks his dog Karen by a beachfront home destroyed by Hurricane Irma on September 13, 2017 in Vilano Beach, Florida. Nearly 4 million people remained without power more than two days after Irma swept through the state.
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Their homes escaped flooding, but the fear lingers

Sep 1, 2017
"Everyone becomes on edge when you hear any type of heavy rainfall," a Louisiana homeowner says.
A flooded street in Cypress, Texas, northwest of Houston.
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