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Alabama Coast Struggles to Recover from Hurricane Sally

Alabama’s beaches have reopened, but the state’s coast has hardly recovered fully from the effects of Hurricane Sally last month. Visitors still have limited options for getting to the sand because so many boardwalks and beach entry points were damaged, …

Small Businesses Learn Hard Lessons When They Don’t Prepare for Disaster

When Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Carlos Melendez couldn’t contact the staffers or customers of his San Juan-based technology firm, Wovenware. Melendez learned a lesson that would help his business during the next storm, that disaster preparedness …

Larger Houses Replace Smaller When Rebuilding After Hurricanes

A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm. The research, led by the University of Southampton (UK) and published in …

Facebook Says Community Help Feature Ready to Assist Florence Recovery Efforts

After a relatively slow start to the 2018 season, three hurricanes are now churning in the Atlantic on potential tracks toward the U.S. east coast and the Caribbean. Ahead of Hurricane Florence’s projected landfall in North Carolina or South Carolina …

6 Small Businesses Share Disaster Recovery Stories

As small business owners in Hawaii and California clean up following Hurricane Lane and wildfires, they’ll find there’s no one formula for recovery. The same disaster can devastate businesses in divergent ways – a hurricane might tear the roof off …

Poll: Many Harvey Victims Say They Still Need Help

More than three months after Hurricane Harvey walloped Texas, many affected residents say they’re still not getting help they need and President Donald Trump is getting low marks for his handling of the disaster, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal …

In ‘Energy City’ USA, Hurricane Harvey’s Fury Lingers

It took five weeks for the largest U.S. oil refinery to get back to normal after Hurricane Harvey. It’s taking Port Arthur, Texas, a lot longer. Nearly two months after Harvey inundated Port Arthur, a crucial hub of the global …

South Carolina Extends Emergency Consumer Protections to 15 More Counties

South Carolina Director of Insurance Ray Farmer has extended consumer protections provided under an emergency regulation order to 15 additional South Carolina counties with damage resulting from Hurricane Matthew. Farmer issued Emergency Regulation 69-78 to provide protections to insurance consumers …

Parts of Virginia Beach Face Long Recovery from Hurricane Matthew

For some neighborhoods in Virginia Beach, the long recovery from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew is just beginning. On Saturday, emergency management crews and other officials toured several communities where homes were damaged. Virginia Beach emergency manager Erin Sutton says …

A.M. Best: Damage From Hurricane Matthew Won’t Affect Most Insurer Ratings

A.M. Best does not anticipate a significant number of rating actions related to Hurricane Matthew, as most rated insurance carriers have sufficient capital and appropriate reinsurance programs in place to effectively absorb this event, according to a new briefing from …