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Hurricane Damage Would Be Less with Stronger Building Codes

Hurricane Damage Would Be Less with Stronger Building Codes

Hurricane Damage Would Be Less with Stronger Building Codes Thomas Frank, E&E News Nearly half of the states along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts received a poor rating from an insurance industry group that evaluated building codes and enforcement in hurricane-prone areas. Texas, Mississippi and Alabama—three of the states most vulnerable to hurricanes—received…

Poor Homeowners Will Pay Less after Flood Insurance Overhaul

Poor Homeowners Will Pay Less after Flood Insurance Overhaul

Poor Homeowners Will Pay Less after Flood Insurance Overhaul Thomas Frank, E&E News An upcoming overhaul of the federal government’s flood insurance program will financially benefit many of the nation’s lowest-income communities by cutting premiums for a large share of their residents, an E&E News analysis of government data shows. But the restructuring…