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Congress faces a deluge in fixing flood insurance

Dec 15, 2017
The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire on Dec. 22, in a year that's seen more than $100 billion in estimated damages.
A man walks through a flooded street as Hurricane Matthew passes through St. Augustine, Florida, on Oc. 7, 2016. The storm caused flooding in Virginia also.
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Savannah woodworkers find new uses for trees downed by Hurricane Matthew

Jan 5, 2017
Locals are trying to save some of Savannah's beautiful old trees from the woodchipper
Hurricane Matthew uprooted or damaged many trees in Coastal Georgia, including some in Savannah's famous historic squares.
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Haiti’s complicated history with foreign aid

Oct 10, 2016
After Hurricane Matthew, how might aid be administered in Haiti?
UN blue helmets load aid which arrived in US helicopters onto a truck for people affected by Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 10, 2016. Haiti's death toll from monster Hurricane Matthew has risen to 372, civil defense officials said Monday, as the impoverished country continues to dig out of massive destruction in the south. More than 175,500 people were staying in temporary shelters, days after the Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade slammed into Haiti last Tuesday. 
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The growing cost of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Oct 10, 2016
Haitians and foreign aid groups may have to pay for the hurricane's damage for years to come.
People walk past a street damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, in western Haiti, on October 7, 2016
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Hurricane power outages: Why is the grid so vulnerable?

Oct 7, 2016
More than a million customers have lost power in Hurricane Matthew's aftermath.
Lights were out today on Highway A1A in Cocoa Beach, Florida, from Hurricane Matthew's winds. 
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Even Waffle House is closing up shop with Hurricane Matthew's arrival

Oct 7, 2016
Waffle House has served has a safe haven for many in the middle of a disaster. But with Hurricane Matthew bearing down, some locations are evacuating.
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Health problems can make running from Hurricane Matthew more complicated

Oct 6, 2016
A half million Americans who rely on oxygen tanks, cardiac devices and more live in the storm's path.
Local residents take shelter at the Pedro Menendez high school in St. Augustine, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew.
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Stay or go? Evacuations carry a price

Oct 6, 2016
For some, it might be too expensive to leave — even with state subsidies.

The costs of Hurricane Matthew

Oct 5, 2016
Coastal communities in the path of the hurricane worry about costs, insurance.
A boarded up IHOP restaurant has messages to Hurricane Matthew written on the plywood as it sits closed ahead of Hurricane Matthew on Cocoa Beach, Florida on October 5, 2016. Hurricane Matthew, the Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade, barreled towards the Bahamas Wednesday morning after killing nine people and pummeling Haiti and Cuba. 
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