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A tropical storm is flooding Texas with up to 43 inches of rain, just 2 weeks after Hurricane Dorian. Here’s why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter.

Tropical Storm Imelda, now a tropical depression, swamped southeastern Texas with rainfall up to 43 inches in some areas this week, making it the seventh wettest tropical cyclone in American history. Officials say the flooding is worse than that of Hurricane Harvey, which drenched the same area two years ago. […]
A tropical storm is flooding Texas with up to 43 inches of rain, just 2 weeks after Hurricane Dorian. Here’s why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter.
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Federal emergency funds benefit richer, whiter communities, studies show

Natural disasters and their associated costs are at an all-time high and are expected to escalate. Though federal programs are in place to help individuals and communities rebuild from disasters like extreme flooding or fires, analysis by NPR found funding has disproportionately benefited wealthier communities with higher rates of white, […]
Federal emergency funds benefit richer, whiter communities, studies show
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More than 1.2 million homes in North and South Carolina sit outside government-designated flood zones, and that could lead to vast uninsured losses during Tropical Storm Florence, report says

A number of homes in North and South Carolina at risk of flooding during Tropical Storm Florence, even though they sit outside of federally designated flood zones. While some homeowners living in official floodplains are required to have flood insurance, others – including those who own some of the 1.2 […]
More than 1.2 million homes in North and South Carolina sit outside government-designated flood zones, and that could lead to vast uninsured losses during Tropical Storm Florence, report says