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  By Victoria Milko and Julie Watson The Associated Press JAKARTA, INDONESIA » The walls of Saifullah’s home in northern Jakarta are lined like tree rings, marking how high the floodwaters have reached each year — some more than 4 feet from the damp dirt floor. When the water gets too high...
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  By David Biller The Associated Press PETROPOLIS, BRAZIL » Every day, Alex Sandro Condé leaves the shelter where he has been staying since deadly landslides devastated his poor, mountainside neighborhood and seeks out others who have suffered loss. He doesn’t have to look hard. C...
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Hurricane Ida illustrated how the extremes are getting more extreme By Francis Wilkinson Bloomberg Opinion New York City saw it coming. In May, in the kind of clarifying document that invariably gets noticed when it’s too late, the city mapped out the sort of devastation that Hurricane Ida would ...
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Hurricane Ida illustrated how the extremes are getting more extreme By Francis Wilkinson Bloomberg Opinion New York City saw it coming. In May, in the kind of clarifying document that invariably gets noticed when it’s too late, the city mapped out the sort of devastation that Hurricane Ida would ...
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  By Philip Marcelo| and David Porter The Associated Press NEW YORK » When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record breaking rain on the East Coast this month, staircases leading into New York City’s subway tunnels turned into waterfalls. In Philadelphia, a commuter line along ...
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    By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. FAIR BLUFF, N.C. » It has been almost five years since Hurricane Matthew flooded the small town of Fair Bluff, on the coastal plain of North Carolina. But somehow, the damage keeps getting worse. The storm submerged Main S...
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Climate bankruptcy Fair Bluff is a small North Carolina town in an idyllic setting, amid cornfields and tobacco fields and alongside the verdant Lumber River. But Fair Bluff’s setting may also be dooming the town. Like much of eastern North Carolina, it sits on a coastal plain, one that is increas...
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Mudslides stranded more than 100 people overnight-closure of highway from mud slides continues  By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon is expected to remain closed through the weekend after a fast-moving storm blew through the area, causing flash floods and ...
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  CO, State has 7th highest projected increase in properties that will need to add insurance By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post Colorado and other mountain states don’t just face a much higher risk of wildfires in the years ahead, but also of flooding, which could hit more homeowners directly in...
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  By Mary Williams Walsh © The New York Times Co. A deep freeze in February left Texas with billions of dollars in damage from cascading power failures that stranded residents in their dark and flooded homes. And insurance companies are hoping they can pass the bill on — just as they did whe...
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By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHGINTON » President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan represents an enormous effort to protect Americans from climate change, but it sidesteps one of the most immediate and wrenching dilemmas: Deciding not just where to spend more m...
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By David Leonhardt The New York Times, 2-17-   Much of the Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow. Texas continues to endure frigid weather and electricity outages. Another winter storm is spreading across much of the country. Today, snow or freezing rain may fall on Washington, New...
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By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters across the United States caused $95 billion in damage last year, according to new data, almost double the amount in 2019 and the third-highest losses since 2010. The new figures, ...
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By Michelle Li The Associated Press/Report for America CHARLESTON, S.C. » Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at her grandmother’s booth downtown when the floodwaters rushed by. Decades l...
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Shared from the 3/12/2020 The Denver Post eEdition EMINENT DOMAIN By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» The federal government is giving local officials nationwide a painful choice: Agree to use eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes, or forfeit a shot at fe...
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