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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.

FEMA has provided more than $1 billion in public assistance grants to Massachusetts to reimburse pandemic-related expenses. Nearly $6.6 million will go to UMass Amherst.
Billings, Mont., officials have been working for the past year to create mobile response teams through the Fire Department that could dispatch EMTs to service calls for people who are in distress.
Switching homeowners policies after a wildfire can leave Californians paying two to three times more money for equivalent coverage — and, despite state interventions, some insurers are pulling back from writing policies in fire-prone areas.
Results from a new survey of more than 100,000 COVID-19 survivors released Tuesday by genetics company 23andMe offer further evidence of a biological cause for the persistent syndrome known as long COVID.
Former Mayor Billy Keyserling and his brother were sailing on the Beaufort River in South Carolina when the boat they were on capsized in heavy wind, a representative for the family told a reporter on Sunday.
El Dorado County government officials released a five-minute video Tuesday in which residents plead with President Biden to grant “individual assistance” to survivors of last summer’s disastrous Caldor Fire.
Yesterday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that former NYC CIO Jessica Tisch will take over as commissioner of the Department of Sanitation. Tisch left the CIO position back in February.
New infusions of federal funding and other steps are among many local flood-preparedness efforts as the recovery from Hurricane Ida remains ongoing. But the patchwork of efforts in the Philadelphia region and beyond can't allay nerves about the looming hurricane season.
Last spring, the former phosphate processing plant drew international headlines when a leak threatened to collapse the system and send contaminated water rushing into the surrounding area.
Half of the homes in Taopi, Minn., are gone. Tall trees stand no more. Volunteers moved Wednesday through muddy, cold ground made worse by light snow to clear out shredded walls, appliances and family keepsakes.