We're having a bit of a moment for "resiliency" in the U.S. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have forced a conversation about climate resiliency for coastal communities. Meanwhile, the Energy Department has made grid reliability and resiliency...Show More Summary
A Staten Island couple fleeced the feds out of $750,000 by saying Hurricane Sandy ravaged their dear home.
Hurricane adjusted initial claims for week of Sept. 2: 239,000 Last week I promised I would repeat an exercise I first undertook in 2012 when Superstorm Sandy disrupted the initial claims data: estimating what the initial jobless claims would have been, but for the hurricane. In 2012 I created that adjustment by backing out the […]
In 2011, The National Flood Insurance Program told Claudette D’Arrigo that her Highlands, New Jersey home was structurally sound after Hurricane Irene. When Superstorm Sandy hit 13 months later and … Click to Continue »
Most-watched day since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
As I watched Hurricanes Harvey and Irma surge through the Gulf of Mexico, I got to thinking about the environmental, historical, political, and academic context for these “megastorms.” We can easily add Sandy, Katrina, Rita, Irene, Andrew, Matthew and various other “natural” catastrophes to this list. This year, in particular, we can expand our view… Read More ?
``Sure, the US has a National Flood Insurance Program, but who's covered by it? Besides, the Program was already $24 billion in debt by 2014 largely due to hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. With total costs of Harvey estimated at $200 billion or more, and Irma threating to cause far more damage than that, where's the money going to come from?''
Hurricane Harvey will go down as one of the most devastating storms in our nation’s history. The flooding has wreaked havoc in southeastern Texas and left many stranded and homeless. And with... To view the full story, click the title link.
Hurricane Irma decimated the small Caribbean island of Barbuda, ripping apart buildings, uprooting trees and killing at least one person as its 185 mph winds swept across the two-island nation best known for its pristine sandy beaches. And now Hurricane Jose is apparently about to deliver another...
White House says meeting would cover work to "repair damage sustained under Hurricane Sandy" as well as preventing future failure of tunnels.
Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson urged Congress to approve additional funds for disaster relief as Hurricane Irma threatens Miami, a bipartisan ritual for politicians with constituents facing hardship … Click to Continue »
Martha Raddatz, host of ABC's This Week, spent most of her interview time in Houston with Texas senator Ted Cruz deliberating on North Korea's bomb test, but when it came time to discuss Hurricane Harvey, she only asked about his feelings. Raddatz asked, "We are getting to a huge segment on Houston and the flooding. Show More Summary
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fueling a debate over how to pay for the disaster.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday said damage from Hurricane Harvey would exceed that of epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy, likely reaching $150 billion to $180 billion.
Nearly five years after Hurricane Sandy, they’re still living in limbo — instead of in their homes.
A Texas lawmaker got into a contentious back and forth with CNN host Victor Blackwell Saturday morning when he was forced to defend his decision to vote against aid for Hurricane Sandy survivors in light of asking for federal help for flood-ravaged Texas. Speaking by phone with the CNN host, Rep....
Leftists and establishment Republicans used the crisis of Hurricane Sandy as a mechanism to bury pork in a relief bill. Thanks to Ted Cruz, Harvey funding will not be a rerun.
FEMA spending on Urban Search and Rescue, nationwide, by fiscal year: 2012: $ 56.78 million (Hurricanes Sandy and Issac) 2013: $ 57.62 million (California Rim fire, tornadoes) 2014: $ 28.73 million (winter storms, South Napa earthquake) 2015: $ 29.65 million (wildfires in the west, flooding in Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina) 2016: $ 39.54 million (severe […]
The devastating scenes from Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey are sadly recognizable to anyone who lived through Hurricane Sandy in NYC or survived Katrina in New Orleans. That the country has endured three of these catastrophes in less time than it takes a person to graduate from high school is deeply troubling, but Dr. Show More Summary
The scope of Harvey's destruction is incomprehensible. See how it stacked up to Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and made history.