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Disaster rebuilding help is on the way ... eventually

Sep 21, 2017
It can take a long time before government funds reach people in need.
Brian Callihan (L) and Davis Calderon survey a room that was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma on September 18, 2017 in Sugarloaf Key, Florida. 
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Median home prices are up in areas with the biggest risk of natural disaster

Sep 21, 2017
But people may be taking some risks more seriously.
Claude Scee salvages what he can from his father-in-laws home that was destroyed by hurricane Irma on September 17, 2017 in Summerland Key, Florida. 
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Mosquitoes drawn by lingering hurricane waters could boost West Nile cases

Sep 11, 2017
After a hurricane, mosquitoes, drawn to standing water, can be a big problem. The accelerated spread of Zika isn’t likely, but cases of West Nile could spike. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Why disaster recovery is a long, slow process

Sep 7, 2017
When the storm has passed, local agencies step in to help survivors rebuild.
Justin Davison pulls a trash bag full of flood-damaged items to a trash pile today as he helps a friend clean out his flooded home in Richwood, Texas.
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