Full recovery from Harvey could take years

Aug 29, 2017
Former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate talks about what recovery from a flooding event of this size looks like.
People make their way out of a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water following Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 
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Foreclosures now 'normal' at 10-year low

Dec 10, 2015
A new report shows foreclosure filings nationwide have fallen 7 percent.

After Hurricane Sandy, a redesign of flood protection

May 15, 2015
Many east coast companies are investing in the AquaFence.

What local government can learn from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 20, 2014
Changing climates put pressure on local government to boost financial resilience.

Three floods in three years? Yeah, we'll buy your house

Mar 18, 2014
After Hurricane Sandy, the state of New Jersey planned to buy 1,300 flood-prone homes and demolish them. What's taking so long?

Can a giant plug save New York's subways from the next Sandy?

Oct 31, 2013
A 32-feet-long, 16-feet-wide tube that can inflate to up to 35,000 gallons of volume may be our best hope next time there is a super storm.

Tearing down, in order to rebuild

Oct 28, 2013
The community of Ortley Beach off the Jersey Shore was hit hard when Sandy made landfall. It’s trying to rebuild, but it's finding it difficult when homeowners can't help.

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One year later, Oakwood Beach is lost to Sandy

Oct 28, 2013
A year ago this week, Hurricane Sandy plowed into the eastern seaboard, leaving dozens dead and causing more than $50 billion in damage. The repairs are ongoing in so many spots with applications on file from 25,000 New Yorkers in need of assistance, mostly to fix homes. But some communities are not rebuilding.

On Jersey Shore, the summer after Sandy comes to close

Sep 2, 2013
A year after Hurricane Sandy's destruction, Labor Day marks the end of a summer of recovery for beach towns.

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.