A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program

Now, an unusual coalition of insurers, environmentalists and fiscal conservatives is seeking major changes in the federal plan as a deadline approaches.

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Trump Warns Puerto Rico Weeks After Storms: Federal Help Cannot Stay ‘Forever’

The president says the island bears some of the blame for its current crisis and that “we cannot keep” federal troops and recovery workers there “forever.”

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The Battered Southeast Grapples With Irma’s Aftermath

With streets still flooded, power still out, thousands of houses wrecked and 94,000 people still in shelters in Florida, “we’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Gov. Rick Scott.

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In Texas Flooding, FEMA Asks ‘All Citizens to Get Involved’ to Help

Calling Hurricane Harvey a “landmark event for Texas” and with more rain to come, the FEMA administrator urged Americans to do what they can to help rescue efforts.

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Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim at Texas as Officials Give Conflicting Advice

Hurricane Harvey was expected to unleash astonishing amounts of rain, as much as three feet, and bring punishing winds of more than 130 miles per hour.

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