Disasters

"Louisiana Residents Without Flood Insurance Face Uncertainty"

"Quenton Robins watched on Sunday morning as a giant metal claw clamped down on his mother's ruined belongings, snapping wooden cabinets with an audible crack as the operator of a giant mechanized arm slowly cleared a mound of debris from her yard in Baton Rouge."

Source: Reuters, 08/22/2016

"Louisiana Flooding Damage Reports, Still Preliminary, Are Sobering"

"Even as thousands of residents of southern Louisiana are returning to their flood-damaged homes, more danger could lie ahead as rain continues to fall and the full extent of the damage can't be known, according to state emergency response officials."

Source: NPR, 08/18/2016

"Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change"

"Climate change is never going to announce itself by name. But this is what we should expect it to look like. That’s what many scientists, analysts and activists are saying after heavy rains in southern Louisiana have killed at least 11 people and forced tens of thousands of residents from their homes, in the latest in a series of extreme floods that have occurred in the United States over the last two years."

Source: NY Times, 08/17/2016

California In Flames Right Now, With Fires Fueled By Historic Drought

"California is burning. The state has nine active wildfires as large as 25 acres or more, including the massive Clayton fire north of San Francisco that forced nearly 1,500 residents to flee their homes after it erupted Saturday in dry conditions created by the state’s extreme drought. On Sunday the blaze doubled in size."

Source: Wash Post, 08/16/2016

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