The ruling concerns flooding of property undertaken by the San Jacinto River Authority in order to mitigate the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Issues raised in the case are similar to those at stake in ongoing federal court litigation.
Absolute losses increased, but the proportion of losses relative to global GDP has dropped
Trump blaming the budget deficit on hurricanes is much the same as those on the left who are trying to pin the blame on last year's corporate tax cuts.
Price gouging is not the evil many officials make it out to be.
But she never should have faced criminal charges in the first place.
Tammie Hedges is facing upward of a dozen charges related to the medical care she freely provided to the animals.
But several questions remain unanswered.
It’s called supply and demand.
If you need help during a disaster, look to the locals before the government.
What are necessary public safety protections in calm weather become life-threatening red tape when disaster strikes.
The "Waffle House Index" shows some differences between the private and public sector when it comes to emergency preparedness.
But yeah, I'm sure FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence.
If FEMA’s prior record when it comes to disaster response is any indication, the agency is not going to handle this well.
Everything from preparations through recovery will be more expensive, thanks to tariffs on steel, aluminum, and timber.
Disasters result from policies adopted and choices made before and after a natural hazard strikes.
Blocked from jobs because they lack occupational licenses, they're turning to welfare instead.
NOAA finds that hurricanes, fires, floods, and droughts caused $306 billion in losses last year.
Free money and poor oversight sap the incentive of localities to prepare for disasters or respond to them effectively.