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After the Flood

The Challenge of Rebuilding as the Climate Changes

More than 8 million Americans live in high-risk flood areas, and the number is expected to climb sharply as the climate changes. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, ProPublica is investigating the government’s response to disasters, and how coastal communities build and rebuild despite the threat.

Sharpening the Government’s Blurry Maps

How Well Did FEMA's Maps Predict Sandy's Flooding?

Federal Flood Maps Left New York Unprepared for Sandy — and FEMA Knew It

What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little

Using Outdated Data, FEMA Is Wrongly Placing Homeowners in Flood Zones

Why So Many Flood Maps Are Still Out of Date

Four Ways the Government Subsidizes Risky Coastal Rebuilding

New Maps and a New Plan for New York

Without a Final Map, New York Rebuilds on Uncertain Ground

As Need for New Flood Maps Rises, Congress and Obama Cut Funding

Interactive Map: See Where the Government is Lending after Sandy

After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones

How Disaster Aid Recipients Voted on Sandy Relief

Why 58 Representatives Who Voted for Hurricane Katrina Aid Voted Against Aid for Sandy