With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.
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Laura Smith Dolan Media Newswires Jackson, MI — If good can come from a devastating hurricane, it’s the face-lift the Gulf Coast will have when millions of dollars of infrastructure improvement projects are complete, according to engineers on the coast. ...Read More »
Emilie Bahr Dolan Media Newswires Green has been the buzz in New Orleans building since Hurricane Katrina wiped out much of the existing housing stock and shined a new spotlight on the city’s ecological vulnerability. Despite growing interest, one significant ...Read More »
Becky Bohrer AP Writer New Orleans — New Orleans got more than $1 billion for tax-free bonds to help spur development after Hurricane Katrina, but it’s finding few takers amid a tight credit market and lingering jitters about investing here ...Read More »
Ben Evans AP Writer Washington — The government could end up repeating mistakes seen after Hurricane Katrina without a better plan for housing people after a catastrophe, the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog told lawmakers Wednesday. Richard Skinner, DHS’s inspector ...Read More »