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Category Archives: Flood Damage
From the NY Times: When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty. “Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.”
Louisiana flood response blasted by Congress after state, FEMA ‘fell on its face,’ lawmaker says. Tension over Louisiana’s recovery from last year’s catastrophic floods became the focus of a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with Republican congressmen repeatedly taking … Continue reading
Flooding Disasters Cost Billions in 2016; Impacts hit owners of homes and businesses across the country. Thanks to Chris Jones for the citation.
#1 – See this Wash Post article: Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt. Some excerpts from the article: The government is slowly phasing out subsidized flood insurance for more than a million Americans with houses … Continue reading
From the NYT on March 13, FEMA to Review All H. Sandy Flood Claims. As noted by reader, James Fossett: * * * this story from the New York Times which reports on an on-going dispute where it’s been alleged … Continue reading
As it often the case, the people affected by a major disaster who are not happy with the response and/or recovery efforts of the public sector want to see an independent review. A major review occurred in Christchurch N.Z after … Continue reading
Another addition to the collection of articles about why people make risky decisions. See: Putting the Disaster in Natural Disasters: Why Many Choose to Live in Harm’s Way It is human nature to sometimes resist and resent government regulations. Yet, … Continue reading