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By PBS NewsHour
Although 2020 is only days away, Americans in the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still recovering from devastating storms that hit back in the fall of 2017. Hurricanes Maria and Irma flooded and leveled parts…
In March, FEMA ended its temporary housing program for people affected by Hurricane Irma, which slammed the Florida Keys in September 2017. But as rebuilding continues after one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, shelter for survivors and volunteers…
By Alicia Menendez, Lorna Baldwin
The House Financial Services Committee hearing will begin at 10 a.m. ET today. Watch it here.
By Joshua Barajas
Hurricane Harvey wasn’t an outlier. A new study reports that climate change intensified the rains of other recent cyclones by between 4 and 9 percent.
By Julia Griffin
By Steve Sapienza, Pulitzer Center
The land on Barbuda has been held in common ownership by all Barbudans since the end of slavery there, but the government claims privatizing some parts will help finance hurricane recovery.
By Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, The Conversation
A demographer explains the math behind the new post-hurricane death toll numbers in Puerto Rico.
By Jason Dearen, Michael Biesecker and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press
Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The request, President Donald Trump’s third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, would bring the total appropriated for disaster relief this fall close to $100 billion — and that’s before most of the money…
The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure Tuesday to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program.
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