Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) News

Hurricane Florence’s Surge Is Expected to Hit Homes That Already Cost the Government Millions: ProPublica

Though the flooding from Hurricane Florence is predicted to be unprecedented, residents of the coastal North Carolina towns threatened by the storm surge know what it’s like to take on water. Some homes in these areas have been repeatedly flooded …

Hurricane Florence a Reminder of Flood Insurance Reforms Stalled in Congress

U.S. taxpayers who spent billions of dollars after a trifecta of hurricanes last year are poised to do so again after a fix to the nation’s troubled flood insurance program remains stalled in Congress — and as a dangerous new …

States with Best, Worst Home Flood Damage Disclosure Laws

In 21 states, home sellers are not required by law to disclose to buyers whether their home has ever flooded or whether they will be required to purchase flood insurance, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council …

Trump Disaster Aid Includes $12B for Cities Battling Climate Change Flooding

Hidden in the Trump administration’s $44 billion emergency budget request is a plan to expand an Obama-era effort to make cities and towns resilient to the more frequent storms tied to climate change. While President Donald Trump has dismissed global …

Reports Advise How to Make Flood Insurance Affordable

A new report suggests the federal flood insurance program may want to target mitigation grants to households with high premiums, urge homeowners to select higher deductibles, expand the educational role of insurance agents, and provide mitigation loans to help make …