Damage to the Bay House Condominiums is shown in Rockport, Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017. Over the past decade, the federal government spent more than $350 billion on disaster recovery, a figure that will almost certainly increase without major changes in local building codes and land use practice.
Damage to the Bay House Condominiums is shown in Rockport, Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017. Over the past decade, the federal government spent more than $350 billion on disaster recovery, a figure that will almost certainly increase without major changes in local building codes and land use practice. Rachel Denny Clow AP
Damage to the Bay House Condominiums is shown in Rockport, Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017. Over the past decade, the federal government spent more than $350 billion on disaster recovery, a figure that will almost certainly increase without major changes in local building codes and land use practice. Rachel Denny Clow AP

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