Despite forward-looking environmental management and land-use planning intended to reduce future risk, development trends in many coastal locations are running in the opposite direction.
COMMENTARY | Local government officials need plans for when Community Development Block Grant dollars begin to flow.
The move comes as the 100 Resilient Cities initiative supported by the foundation winds down.
The East Coast suffered most from high-tide flooding, which can occur even on calm, sunny days, according to new data from the federal government.
COMMENTARY | This failure to help families get completely back on their feet is partly due to shortfalls in funding from charitable and federal sources.
Eight months after Hurricane Michael destroyed a significant portion of the area, the city manager of Panama City says leaders are looking to residents for ideas on what to prioritize as they rebuild.
Smashed automobiles and derailed train cars make up this mock municipality, which attracts firefighters and other first responders from around the globe.
The app will offer crisis navigation warnings and provide detailed visual information about hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
A new online tool compiles NOAA water-level data and storm forecasts to help coastal residents prepare for floods.
Congress is under pressure to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program amid cost and coverage concerns, but has been unable to secure permanent reauthorization of the program.
Lawmakers say they backed the measure to prevent residents from choosing between violating gun laws or falling victim to looting, but some officials question whether it's necessary.
The House was unable to approve a package of disaster relief funds destined for states hit by hurricanes, wildfires and flooding after a Republican lawmaker lodged an objection Tuesday.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Code for America turns ten and looks for a new leader … New mayor says Chicago suburb’s bureaucracy in shambles … Louisiana braces as Midwest flood waters flow south.
COMMENTARY | Better preparation can help make communities more resilient in the face of major disasters.
Prescribed fires were burned on over 3 million acres in Western states in 2017.
The National Health Security Preparedness Index analyzes 129 measures to rank which states are most—and least—prepared to handle large-scale public health emergencies.
But the federal agency that has come under recent scrutiny for handling of contracts rejects Inspector General recommendations.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Pennsylvania considers a gift-ban for lawmakers … Georgia passes law to identify children with dyslexia … Massachusetts enforces ban the box legislation.
As Portland, Oregon considers ways to mitigate environmental risks for poorer neighborhoods, a simple answer is arising: trees.
After a flood, 40% to 60% of small businesses close down. Lawmakers say improving infrastructure before disasters strike could help prevent that from happening.
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