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Scientists Warn Against Rebuilding on Coast After Florence

Reuters, The Weather Network, Sept.20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:12 PM – When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state’s most popular tourist destination. The privately owned Rodanthe pier has already undergone half a […]

Florida Citrus Industry Proves to be “Resilient” 1 Year After Hurricane Irma

Amanda Schmidt, AccuWeather, Sept. 11, 2018 Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sept. 10, 2017, battering the state with heavy rainfall and devastating winds as it moved inland. Irma had a devastating impact on the iconic Florida Citrus industry. Florida growers across the state reported 30 to 70 percent crop loss, which caused an estimated […]

Activists Shed Light on How Climate Change Affects Miami’s Most Vulnerable

Lily Oppenheimer, WLRN, Sept. 11, 2018 Hundreds of artists, activists and community stakeholders across South Florida gathered in Bayfront Park on Saturday to urge politicians to make Miami more “climate resilient,” or improving the ability to prevent, withstand, respond to and recover from sea level rise and climate change. The event, “Miami Rising for Climate, Jobs […]

After Billions in Hurricane Damage, Congress Still Hasn’t Passed Flood Insurance Reform

Ari Natter, Bloomberg, Sept. 11, 2018 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 storm barrels toward the southern Atlantic coast. The program, administered […]

As Florence Approaches, National Association of Realtors Renew Call for Long-Term NFIP Reauthorization

Staff, Insurance News, Sept. 12, 2018 WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 — The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: Hurricane Florence is quickly approaching the eastern seaboard of the United States, expected to make landfall in North or South Carolina as soon as Thursday. National Association of Realtors(R) President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor(R) from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement […]