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Coastal Flooding—A Trillion-Dollar Threat

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Last year’s devastating hurricanes were just a preview of climate change-related problems yet to come, according to a new report. Just how many homes could be in the crosshairs of flood risks in the decades to come?

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Sen. Schumer Calls for Flood Insurance Reform

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With the beginning of hurricane season mere weeks away, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced an “all-out push” to convince Congress to extend and reform the nation’s flood insurance program. Schumer shone a spotlight on the issue Monday during ...

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HUD Awards $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters caused a record $306 billion in damages to the United States in 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With the next hurricane season fast approaching, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on ...

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Serious Delinquencies Still Elevated in Hurricane-Impacted Markets

The effects of last year’s major natural disasters, including hurricanes and wildfires, have been evident in the housing market in recent months. Disaster-related early mortgage delinquencies have progressed into serious delinquencies in affected markets, according to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights report, ...

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Houston Updates Building Codes in Floodplain

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According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage during its rampage in August 2017. The storm killed damaged 203,000 homes and destroyed 12,700. Eight months after the storm, the recovery continues—and that recovery is about ...

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Home Valuations After Disaster Strikes

Now and then, Mother Nature reminds us of her power—but 2017 was outrageous. It was a record-breaking year for disasters. According to a recent New York Times report, the combined insured losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria accounted for ...

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Texas Communities to Receive $1 Billion from FEMA

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Texas coastal communities are still rebuilding after the impact of Hurricane Harvey last year. But in addition to rebuilding what was damaged or destroyed, the affected communities must also look to the future and prepare for future storms. FEMA is ...

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