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Marketplace Morning Report
I've always wondered...

What will happen to all the abandoned homes in Puerto Rico?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jan 25, 2018
A foreclosure wave is coming.
Protesters rally against foreclosures on Puerto Rican families affected by Hurricane Maria, outside the offices of TPG Capital, Dec. 20, 2017 in New York City. The activists claims that TPG Capital's mortgage service companies are aggressively foreclosing on families in Puerto Rico after many people were displaced from their homes following Hurricane Maria.
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The long recovery: 2017’s biggest natural disasters

What recovery looks like for a small, historic Puerto Rico town

by Kimberly Adams, Paulina Velasco, and Katie Long Dec 29, 2017
San German's lights are mostly on, but the city's mayor says bureaucracy is slowing down progress.
A view of Porta Coeli in San German, Puerto Rico.
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The long recovery: 2017’s biggest natural disasters

Rebuilding plays a major role in economic recovery of the U.S. Virgin Islands

by Kimberly Adams, Paulina Velasco, and Katie Long Dec 28, 2017
The territory's governor expects storm recovery and reconstruction to last four or five years.
Laura Forbes prepares to load cleaning supplies onto a ferry taking them to her mother St. Thomas more than a week after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Christiansted, St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. 
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Managing mental health in the midst of disaster

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Dec 15, 2017
A look at the cost of the impact of disasters on mental health — and the people who's job it is to help.
An inmate firefighter monitors flames as a house burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. 
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Economics of Disaster

"No place for you to live": 100 days after Harvey, these Texans still have no homes

by Andy Uhler 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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In Rockport, Texas, residents review Black Friday priorities

by Andy Uhler Nov 24, 2017
As many Americans try to make the most of retailers offering deals on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the 10,000 or so residents of Rockport, Texas, are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Many…
Weather Economy

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are causing an insurance adjuster shortage

by Kai Ryssdal 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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Weather Economy

A hurricane like Irma could cause serious damage in Tampa Bay

by Kai Ryssdal and Emily Henderson Sep 6, 2017
Darryl Fears discusses his piece for the Washington Post, "Tampa's Coming Storm."
Residents work together to fill sandbags for each other at Bobby Hicks Park as residents prepare for Hurricane Irma on Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. 
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Haiti’s complicated history with foreign aid

by Kai Ryssdal 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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Hurricane power outages: Why is the grid so vulnerable?

by Scott Tong 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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