Midwest flooding brings high infrastructure costs

Dec 27, 2019
A lot of repair and recovery work hasn't even started yet.
Tom Bullock, emergency services director of Holt County, Missouri, stands on a broken bridge on U.S. 159. Although a state contract has been issued for its repair, work still hasn’t started.
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For a recovering restaurant in Puerto Rico, sometimes it's just about making it through the day

Aug 29, 2018
An executive chef in San Juan describes life in the food industry post-Hurricane Maria.
An American flag and Puerto Rican flag fly next to each other in Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.
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Meet the man bringing power back to Puerto Rico

Dec 1, 2017
"It just is one of the most challenging missions that we've really faced."
Col. John Lloyd, who leads the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission to restore power to Puerto Rico, stands in front of the strategy map highlighting key transmission lines. "It just is one of the most challenging missions that we've really faced,” he told us.
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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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Puerto Ricans arrive in Florida to find affordable housing is scarce

Nov 28, 2017
More than 170,000 people have evacuated Puerto Rico for Florida and their immediate need, affordable housing, is hard to come by.
Jonathan Gonzalez waits with his children outside the Hurricane Maria Relief Center in Orlando, Florida.
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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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