Greg Hanscom reports on efforts by FEMA and the Green Building Council to incorporate "climate resiliency" into green building certification criteria in recognition of the increasing effects of climate change.
Mar 19, 2012 Grist
In Aberdeen, South Dakota, the Brown County Highway Dept. has overspent its budget maintaining flood-damaged roads and foresees running out of money before the end of the year. FEMA funds and other federal dollars are late in coming.
Sep 18, 2011 Aberdeen News
The town, designed by DPZ Associates, uses traditional building techniques (most of which are completely illegal in US hurricane zones) and fared better in the eye of Hurricane Irene at its strongest point than any other town.
Sep 2, 2011 The Original Green Blog
Flood maps redrawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are causing thousands of Southern California residents to buy mandatory flood insurance, even though they say flooding is rare and barely an issue.
Jan 5, 2010 Los Angeles Times
FEMA has sent eviction notices to thousands of people in emergency trailers in New Orleans. The temporary shelter was designed to house homeowners while their homes were repaired, but many remain unfinished.
May 10, 2009 The New York Times
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
Nov 13, 2008 USA Today
Housing -- or the lack of it -- remains a major issue in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Sep 8, 2008 Mother Jones
<p>Housing groups in Katrina-affected regions are expressing their outrage after a CNN investigation uncovered that tons of supplies intended for hurricane victims sat in storage for two years before being given away to cities and other organizations.</p>
Jun 11, 2008 CNN