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More stories about Hurricanes

  • Blasting Holes in Houses

    It's not as fun as a beer cannon, but it might lead to more tornado-resistant homes.

  • Forecasters See a Quiet Year for Hurricanes

    Government weather experts agree with private-sector and academic researchers that so far, this year’s conditions aren’t looking stormy.

  • Most Hurricane Sandy Aid Remains Unspent

    Only a quarter of the federal aid allocation for New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy rebuilding has been distributed so far.

  • 2014 Hurricane Warnings Will Focus on Flood

    If a hurricane makes landfall in the U.S. this year, official warnings will include details about the likely flooding.

  • Will Summer Bring a Rebound for the Jersey Shore?

    It’s going on two years since Hurricane Sandy slammed the Jersey Shore. Is the region primed for a comeback?

  • Congress Rolls Back Flood Insurance Hikes

    President Obama has signed a measure that reins in steep hikes in flood insurance under the federally-backed National Flood Insurance Program.

  • New Jersey State Program Wrongly Denied Sandy Aid, Report Says

    A contractor hired to administer New Jersey recovery aid after Hurricane Sandy wrongly denied grants to thousands of applicants, a nonprofit agency claims. In response to the report, the state has extended the deadline to appeal aid denials until March.

  • Raise, Don't Raze, the House

    As work heats up along U.S. coastlines to meet new flood elevations,contractors are jumping in to get new work elevating houses. Reports of dropped houses abound, but one Long Island builder has figured out how to do it right.

  • Elevating Houses

    From financing to compacting fresh fill, we take an in-depth look at elevating a home.

  • Getting Started as an Insurance Adjuster

    When a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes, CAT-adjusters go to work, assessing damage for insurance companies. Contractors looking for a job that takes their stiff joints and aching back off the jobsite might consider using their experience in construction as a licensed adjuster.