The proposed pullback, along with the threat of more frequent and more intense natural disasters linked to climate change, is already forcing cities and states to change the way they prepare for, and recover from, events like tornadoes, forest fires, floods and hurricanes.
More states are encouraging residents to build stronger homes now to minimize disaster costs in the future.
Nonprofits and foundations are working to fill the gap between federal funding and disaster recovery needs as natural disasters become more frequent and expensive.
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