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Recovery

Stories about what communities do after a disaster. This includes physical cleanup efforts and work to restore essential services to residents and businesses.

"Part of the challenge with treating and managing people with long COVID is that a lot of them had been very healthy, very high-functioning. This syndrome has significantly impacted their day-to-day living and how they function with their jobs."
The wildfire started October 17, and scorched roughly 10,106 acres, until its containment Nov. 14 — making it the largest wildfire in Boulder County's history.

Pulling from a variety of scientific studies, the project foresees a future where towering conifer stands have retreated to higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada. It anticipates a receding snow line and a thirstier atmosphere leaving less moisture in the ground.
Burgess, 25, currently serves as a reservist with FEMA in the logistics division and has previously served with FEMA Corps, which is a bridge program between FEMA and Americorps NCCC.
The Yosemite-Stanislaus Solutions group, composed of entities from environmental and industry interests, has dedicated itself to developing a healthier forest through fuel reduction and reforestation projects.
For the longer term, FEMA has a direct housing program but it won't be until mid-November that units start arriving and then they will only be placed after clearing a number of hurdles, such as not being in a flood zone.

Natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires are increasingly followed by ransomware attacks. Full-scale drills will help states be prepared to fight back when hackers take advantage.
According to H.D. Palmer, the state Department of Finance's deputy director, Cal Fire estimates the current emergency fund expenditures are nearly $200 million over its budgeted amount for this fiscal year (July 2021 to July 2022).
While the Le Sueur County, Minn., Board is still studying if and how to allow ongoing work-from-home schedules for some employees, County Commissioner Steve Rohlfing said he and other commissioners see benefits to it.
More than a year after Hurricane Laura, the Lake Charles, La., area has finally been given some hope that federal disaster relief for long-term recovery needs could finally be on the way.