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It’s the latest way the Bay State has assisted the U.S. territories in the wake of the destruction brought by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.
FEMA’s administrator envisions state and local governments taking control of reconstruction and resilience with federal support.
In the weeks following the blazes, median monthly rent in Sonoma County jumped more than 35 percent.
November 29, 2017
“If we’re going to make this program sustainable, we cannot have 1 percent of the properties causing 25 percent of the losses,” said Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling.
Ricardo Rosselló expects disaster relief on par with that provided to U.S. states.
Behind the scenes, the destruction has bred a keen contest for a massive prize: the 1.4 million customers of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, which has kept its monopoly on the island for 70 years despite a dismal record.
November 13, 2017
“The terrible human suffering and economic damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria make apparent the immediate need to focus on future-proofing communities…”
“In these situations, it really should be the state and local governments that take charge and FEMA is really a subordinate,” Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson told Route Fifty.
Fostering social cohesion post-emergency is just as important as rebuilding infrastructure stronger.
The legislation will next go to the White House for President Trump's signature.
There have been at least 74 suspected cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial illness transmitted through water, food, or soil contaminated by infected animal urine, recorded on the island so far this month.
October 22, 2017
The agency also announced it will funnel about $58 million to the state of Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
Unlike with other hurricanes, the Trump administration holds all the cards—a good or bad thing depending on how committed it is to preparing the U.S. territory for the next major storm.
Some state insurance departments say using “Most Wanted” lists can help them find alleged scammers charged with fraud or theft who failed to appear in court.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
October 19, 2017
Only 400 miles of the territory’s 5,000 miles of roads are open.
October 16, 2017
Local officials across the West should pay attention to what happened to one devastated neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.
“You can complain about government 364 days of the year,” according to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. “But on that one day that you need us to be at our best, we better be at our best.”
Some of the tools and strategies the Sunshine State used to prepare for and recover from a big hurricane.
, Special to Route Fifty
October 10, 2017
Hurricane Nate will likely be quickly forgotten in Louisiana, but the impacts of last year’s catastrophic flooding are still being felt.
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