flood insurance

  • Contaminated floodwaters impact a neighborhood as seen in an aerial view in Sorrento, Louisiana, U.S. August 17, 2016. Louisiana Environmental Action Network/© Jeffrey Dubinsky/Handout via Reuters  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. MANDATORY CREDIT.  - RTX2LNV6
    August 18, 2016  

    As the Louisiana flooding begins to subside, the state looks toward rebuilding. The disaster affected over 20 parishes, including areas outside flood zones — meaning residents there do not have flood insurance. William Brangham speaks with Billy Nungesser, Louisiana’s lieutenant governor, about how the state is planning to use FEMA funds, the help of volunteers and Red Cross shelters to recover. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2013  

    An emergency aid package to provide relief funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy got stalled in Congress as Republicans insisted on offsetting the $60 billion in aid with spending cuts before voting. Judy Woodruff talks to Roll Call’s Steven Dennis and Washington Post’s Neil Irwin about the consequences of that decision. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2009  

    Herbert Gettridge struggled for years to rebuild his New Orleans home in the lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. In an interview, producer June Cross describes how she documented Gettridge’s story in “The Old Man and the Storm” which airs on “Frontline” on Jan. 6. Continue reading