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  • Event Rebroadcast: A Tale of Two Floods

    The devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey have left thousands of Texas residents homeless. As the recovery begins, we’re rebroadcasting a recent conversation at Pew between Joseph Riley, the former mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, who’s now a Pew distinguished fellow, and Jim Brainard, six-term mayor of Carmel, Indiana, in which they discussed their cities’ experiences... Read More

  • The Financial Toll of Flooding—Part 2

    Coastal counties are home to 39 percent of the nation’s population and are at risk for floods and hurricanes, the fastest-growing and costliest disaster threats in the U.S. In Part 2 of “The Financial Toll of Flooding,” learn more about what happens after flooding occurs, as Pew’s Fred Baldassaro travels to Norfolk, Virginia, to speak with Skip Stiles, founder and... Read More

  • The Financial Toll of Flooding—Part 1

    It’s hurricane season—and extreme weather events are on the rise. Along with the catastrophic losses that families face after the flood is the economic burden on taxpayers through the National Flood Insurance Program. It’s the financial lifeline for those who carry flood insurance and an essential funding source for both disaster preparation and recovery efforts. However, the program is also $25... Read More

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