Confronting Climate Change, Louisiana Shifts Toward Retreat
As coastal communities succumb to sea-level rise, managing population migration and decline has become a new focus in the state.
Giant Bees and Tortoises, Gay Dads, FEMA Funding: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
FEMA calls Trump's bluff, a study shows gay dads are excellent parents, and giant creatures are alive and well.
In South Carolina, Hurricane Florence Put the Gullah People's Way of Life in Peril
Many in the community live on land that is classified as "heir's property," a legal condition that leaves it particularly vulnerable, especially in a disaster.
If Americans Keep Ignoring Flood Risk, We Could Face a Housing-Market Crash
On the coastlines of America, many home buyers are ignoring the new realities of storms and floods—and, in too many cases, the government isn't helping.
Just How Many Americans Are at Risk for a 100-Year Flood?
A new report shows that FEMA's flood hazard maps may be dangerously outdated.
Hurricane Harvey Could Be the Strongest Storm to Hit the U.S. Since 2005
There's a massive storm coming to the Lone Star State. Is disaster relief prepared?
Why Won't the Red Cross Tell Us How It Spent Donations After Sandy?
Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear where exactly the money went.
As Need for New Flood Maps Rises, Congress and Obama Cut Funding
FEMA maps that dictate insurance premiums for millions of Americans are dangerously outdated. Can we get them ready before another Katrina or Sandy?