How the U.S. funds disaster recovery

As vast swaths of the country reel from the one-two punch of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the focus now is on efforts to help affected states and communities recover from the devastation. Natural disasters often leave in their wake a years-long process of rebuilding homes, repairing buildings and restoring infrastructure. As this arduous task opens on several new fronts, we decided to take a closer look at how money flows into and out of federal disaster relief coffers. See Figure 5 on Eric Ward, the bartender at Key Largo's Snappers inspects the damage from Hurricane Irma at the popular … >>More stories from National


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