The $14 billion package lawmakers passed this week appears to be going nowhere fast—at least for now.
This is particularly a problem in California, where catastrophic wildfires in 2018 caused more than $9 billion in losses to insured property.
The four states hit by hurricanes earlier this year offer free well testing, but not many homeowners have used the programs.
Hundreds of Kīlauea lavaflow evacuees ended up at a recently built rec center on the Big Island. Now it needs to close for months of repairs.
A culture of preparedness and good fortune helped Alaska’s largest city avoid a major quake disaster.
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City planners now say they are increasingly turning to methods aligned with the Dutch concept of “living with water.” Instead of resisting water, cities are channeling it to where they want it to go.
A coastal county in North Carolina created an entirely new office to coordinate recovery efforts among federal and state partners.
The new system will need to handle up to 750,000 cases at the same time to ensure survivors get what they need while fraudsters get shut out.
A consumer advocacy group said regulators are also to blame for the delay in getting service back up. Wireless carriers countered that they’ve restored service as quickly as possible.
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After storms, rural water workers from other states help restore service. Following Hurricane Michael, many were awaiting word that they could access damaged areas.
A number of cities are rolling out resilience strategies full of projects that need funding, and impact and mission-related investors make a good fit.
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