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Bahamians Struggle To Start Over After Dorian’s Devastation

GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas — Tanya Fox ignored evacuation warnings three years ago when Hurricane Matthew pummeled the Bahamas _ and survived in a nearby hotel. So when Dorian threatened, she again decided to ride out the monster storm. She was …

Hurricane Recovery in U.S. Virgin Islands Lags Puerto Rico’s

Puerto Rico’s economy has shown considerable signs of improvement after the hit form hurricanes Irma and Maria two years ago, while the U.S. Virgin Islands economy remains “mired in a deep slump.” That’s the finding in new report by the …

As Shock Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in …

Insurers Urged to Be Cautious When Seeking Recovery of Paradigm Fees

Paradigm Catastrophic Care Management offers what insurers crave: certainty in medical costs for workers’ compensation claims filed by catastrophically injured workers. For a set fee, the California company’s Catastrophic Care Management division will take over liability for all treatment costs …

Recovery a Long Process for Victims of Wyoming Tornado

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sherri Morris was standing in the front yard of what used to be her and her husband’s home in Oriva Hills. There are tractor tire marks in what’s supposed to be the front lawn, half of the …

Wildfire Recovery May Take Years in Northern California

It will take at least months and likely years to fully recover from devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California earlier this month, destroying at least 8,900 structures and killing 42 people, Sonoma County officials said Saturday. “We don’t control …

Vermont Photo Contest Celebrates Irene Recovery

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking Vermonters to share their best photographs of Vermont since Tropical Storm Irene to celebrate the state’s recovery. Shumlin and the Department of Tourism have launched a photo contest called “Build Up Vermont.” People will …

Vermont To Give Post-Irene Updated Budget Estimate

The top budget official in the administration of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to give lawmakers the state’s best estimate of how much more money will be needed in the current fiscal year to help meet expenses caused by …

Japan OKs 3rd Extra Budget for Tsunami Recovery

Japan has approved a 12 trillion yen ($156 billion) extra budget to fund reconstruction after the March 11 disasters and nuclear crisis. The upper house president Kenji Hirata says the third supplementary budget for the fiscal year was approved Monday. …

Thai Opposition Wants More for Flood Relief

Thailand’s former prime minister added to growing criticism of his successor over her administration’s flood response, saying Wednesday that the government should postpone some promised populist measures to free up money for flood recovery. Abhisit Vejjajiva, whose party lost to …