Natural Disasters

Hurricane Dorian Is Not a Freak Storm

Its record-breaking power is in line with recent, worrisome trends.

Climate Change Is Making the Affordable Housing Crunch Worse

Affordable housing, particularly in coastal areas, is built in areas that are vulnerable to sea level rise and where there isn’t enough infrastructure in place to protect buildings from flooding.

Why Are Atlantic and Gulf Coast Property Owners Building Back Bigger After Hurricanes?

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.

California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change

“Each degree of warming causes way more fire than the previous degree of warming did. And that’s a really big deal.”

As Temperatures Heat Up, Cities Need to Keep People Safe

A new guidebook, released by a disaster relief agency, offers strategies for cities to prepare for and learn from stretches of hot weather.

Getting Ready for Federal Disaster Mitigation Money

COMMENTARY | Local government officials need plans for when Community Development Block Grant dollars begin to flow.

Last Year Was a Record-Breaking Year for High-Tide Flooding. 2019 Probably Will Be, Too.

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.

How Disaster Warnings Can Get Your Attention

Federal authorities want more effective warnings about life-threatening disasters.

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