Storm Surge: How States Will Have to Step Up As Disasters Become More Frequent and Expensive

  • June 19, 2017

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Part One: Federal Pullback, Climate Change Could Boost State Spending on Disasters

The proposed pullback, along with the threat of more frequent and more intense natural disasters linked to climate change, is already forcing cities and states to change the way they prepare for, and recover from, events like tornadoes, forest fires, floods and hurricanes.

Part Two: Using Special Nails to Save Roofs — and Dollars

More states are encouraging residents to build stronger homes now to minimize disaster costs in the future.

Part Three: Nonprofits Poised for Bigger Role in Disaster Recovery

Nonprofits and foundations are working to fill the gap between federal funding and disaster recovery needs as natural disasters become more frequent and expensive.