PBS/NPR stories on disaster recovery and insurance

WGBH Boston reporter Laura Sullivan last week told of numerous problems with disaster recovery and flood insurance. FEMA has made announcements on both topics, recovery and insurance. Below are links to the news stories on TV and radio. HMDR will attempt to regularly update this list with reporting by others, and developments announced by FEMA, HUD and other agencies. In the interest of showing diverse viewpoints and agency responses, reader suggestions about additional links are welcome. Published recovery plans from programs such as New York Rising and Rebuild By Design will be added to the Resources page (see tab above) as they become available.

PBS/NPR Reports:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/announcement/frontline-pbs-and-npr-investigate-superstorm-sandy-recovery-efforts/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/can-femas-flood-insurance-program-afford-another-disaster/

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/25/479420295/the-pitfalls-of-creating-a-disaster-recovery-program-from-scratch

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/25/479158048/business-of-disaster-local-recovery-programs-struggle-to-help-homeowners

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/how-federal-flood-maps-ignore-the-risks-of-climate-change/

 

Reports of Agency Announcements and Related Items:

http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/fema-revises-the-way-flood-insurance-claims-appeals-are-handled-1.11832415

http://www.wnyc.org/story/hud-takes-whack-nycs-build-it-back/”>http://www.wnyc.org/story/hud-takes-whack-nycs-build-it-back/”>http://www.wnyc.org/story/hud-takes-whack-nycs-build-it-back/

http://www.wnyc.org/story/creator-nycs-build-it-back-says-we-all-failed/

http://www.wnyc.org/story/bellevues-long-twisted-road-resiliency/