U.S. Spends More Than $5B To Buy Out Flood-Prone Homes; Claims Still ComingOver the past three decades, federal and local governments have poured more than $5 billion into buying tens of thousands of vulnerable properties.
Charities Helped With Fixing Homes, Other Needs After HarveyIn the year since Hurricane Harvey caused widespread flooding and damage in Texas, nonprofits and charities have been filling the gaps in aid that government agencies may not have covered.
Harvey's Devastating Flooding Boosts Insurance In TexasWhen Hurricane Harvey hit more than 100,000 flooded homes in Harris County didn't have flood insurance. According to FEMA, 80 percent of all households affected by the storm weren't covered.
FEMA 7-19-15Laura Reynolds talks with FEMA Public Information Officer Cherie Brown about FEMA’s mission in the Houston area. They discuss the process of getting help from FEMA in dealing with your flood damage, and who may be covered. Apply today at disasterassistance.gov and find out how FEMA can help you.
Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues AttacksGovernor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for...outside of the right-wing blogosphere.
Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It's ConvenientWhen the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective AdministrationThe 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.