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Why an emergency kit should be your New Year's resolution

The turn of the New Year provides us each with the opportunity to reflect on the year behind us, and ...

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Raising taxes to pay for disasters should not be necessary

It is with mixed feelings that I read the BBC news that Ecuador's government will raise taxes to help ...

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There is good news on the Gulf Coast

Our scientists and engineers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) have conducted a research study, which shows ...

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

Hurricane Katrina left a lasting impression on me. At the time, I was a graduate student at Texas Tech University ...

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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