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    Pay It Forward

    FEMA Calls for a Deductible to Reduce Disaster Spending

    By Jolie Breeden

    In between rising costs and more instances of more extreme weather, can federal agencies find a better way to help states after disaster?

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    A Tale of Two Floods

    Katrina, Baton Rouge, and the Lessons in Between

    By Elke Weesjes Sabella

    WHEN BATON ROUGE and other areas of Louisiana flooded last summer, many of those active during Hurricane Katrina made their way to hard-hit Livingston Parish to offer help. Among them was Kenny Bellau, an eighth generation New Orleanian whose heroic efforts after Katrina helped save 400 lives. Curious about how the two efforts compared, I recently interviewed Bellau by phone. His accounts—some harrowing, some mundane—highlight the substantially different effects of flooding in urban and rural communities.

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    Awareness isn’t Knowledge

    A Look at How the U.S. Public Perceives Zika

    By David Abramson and Rachael Piltch Loeb

    A new and eye-opening report on the public perceptions of Zika reveals that while a large majority of the U.S. public is aware of the virus, fewer than half understand how the virus is transmitted, that most people who contract the virus are asymptomatic, and that the virus can cause birth defects.

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Pay It Forward - 01/27/2017

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Pay It Forward

FEMA Calls for a Deductible to Reduce Disaster Spending

In between rising costs and more instances of more extreme weather, can federal agencies find a better way to help states after disaster?

Read More...

A Tale of Two Floods - 01/08/2017

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A Tale of Two Floods

Katrina, Baton Rouge, and the Lessons in Between

WHEN BATON ROUGE and other areas of Louisiana flooded last summer, many of those active during Hurricane Katrina made their way to hard-hit Livingston Parish to offer help. Among them was Kenny Bellau, an eighth generation New Orleanian whose heroic efforts after Katrina helped save 400 lives. Curious about how the two efforts compared, I recently interviewed Bellau by phone. His accounts—some harrowing, some mundane—highlight the substantially different effects of flooding in urban and rural communities.

Read More...

Awareness isn’t Knowledge - 01/08/2017

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Awareness isn’t Knowledge

A Look at How the U.S. Public Perceives Zika

A new and eye-opening report on the public perceptions of Zika reveals that while a large majority of the U.S. public is aware of the virus, fewer than half understand how the virus is transmitted, that most people who contract the virus are asymptomatic, and that the virus can cause birth defects.

Read More...

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