Tagged: natural disasters

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon.

Hurricane Maria may be U.S. preview of climate-fueled migration

Hurricane Maria may be U.S. preview of climate-fueled migration

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico may offer a preview for Americans of one of the most jarring potential consequences of global warming: the movement of large numbers of people pushed out of their homes by the effects of climate change.

Hurricane Maria may be U.S. preview of climate-fueled migration

Hurricane Maria may be U.S. preview of climate-fueled migration

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico may offer a preview for Americans of one of the most jarring potential consequences of global warming: the movement of large numbers of people pushed out of their homes by the effects of climate change.

FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

The head of the National Flood Insurance Program said Wednesday early estimates show Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas.

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her.

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her.

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Far fewer Americans compared with five years ago are paying for flood insurance in coastal areas of the United States where hurricanes, storms and tidal surges pose a serious threat, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data.

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Far fewer Americans compared with five years ago are paying for flood insurance in coastal areas of the United States where hurricanes, storms and tidal surges pose a serious threat, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data.