Disaster Recovery Articles
It Wasn’t a "Natural" Disaster, but This Common Household Fixture Caused More Damage to Their Home Than a 100-Year Flood
With the Neighborhood in Ruins, He Doubled Down to Keep His Cafe Open
The 6.0 magnitude Napa Valley earthquake happened in 2014, but this business owner is still dealing with the fallout.
When the Roof Collapsed, I Knew Our Family Business Was Gone
The Cleburne Cafeteria burned to the ground on Apr 26, 2016. The first person on the scene talks about the loss—and recovery—of the family business & local landmark.
In a Blackout, Reaching Out for Help Requires a Plan. Low-Tech Solutions Might Save the Day
Rescue Stories from the Houston Flooding: “We’d Bang on Roofs and Listen for People Inside”
Fleeing Disaster, Pet Owners Face the Impossible
Pet owners face a different challenge in disasters: keeping the family pets safe and calm in the chaos. Hear from disaster survivors and animal specialists who have been there.
She Raced a Fire That Scorched 40,000 Acres in 12 Hours and Lost Almost Everything
A harrowing first-person account of a family outrunning one of the worst blazes in California history.
High Winds Can Cause More Havoc Than You Think. Is Your House Ready?
Experts offer steps to protect your home from potential damage caused by tornadoes, hailstorms and other strong-wind disasters.
“We Came Back to a War Zone.”
Read about how a woman lost her home and business in Superstorm Sandy, but a crumb cake (and plenty of volunteers) saved the day.