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Storm-Proofing New York Could Make Apartments More Expensive @NextCityOrg

We’ve experienced this flood insurance / storm-mitigation nightmare first hand in New Orleans and all along the Gulf of Mexico. No longer a credo of “Cost of Doing Business”, we are faced with the inevitable “Cost of Living” here.  Everyone pays from owner to renter, business to private sector, local to national. This only speaks…


HUD Announces $1 Billion Competition for Disaster Recovery Ideas ~Will Doig, Next City

I’ve grown regularly dependent on Next City as they seem to come out of everywhere with Disaster News Scoops. The whole concept of Urban Resiliency drives my hammer due to DisasterMap.net‘s location in New Orleans. Our city has come so far in the nine years since 8-29-05. Considering our elevation and the loss of protective…


How the U.S. Is Embracing Natural Disasters ~Jenny Xie, @NextCityOrg

I came into this business from the experience of covering disasters in real time to help those in the thick of it gain situational awareness. Yet, most of what we do here at DisasterMap.net involves contract work for cities, counties and states in their efforts at not only mitigating but surviving their next disasters. I’ve…