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The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 Dollars in Future Losses'

Lessons from the Great Flood of 1993.


Climate Change Could Increase Areas at Risk of Flood by 45 Percent

Rising seas and increasingly severe weather could drastically increase the costs of floods in the United States.


What the Government Has Spent on Sandy So Far

6 months after Sandy, the feds haven't spent nearly as much as they will on recovery efforts.


After Sandy, How Should We Decide What Is Worth Rebuilding?

The Dutch have a way of deciding what is worth saving with a dike or sea wall, and what is not. Should we follow their example?


Would We Leave Disaster-Prone Cities in the Absence of FEMA?

Economist Matthew Kahn wonders how coastal areas might adapt to climate change without federal assistance.

Staten Island Bands Together

FEMA finally arrives to assess damage, and finds a community already sifting through the rubble.


The Last Katrina Trailer Finally Leaves New Orleans

It's about time.