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Small business owners have a lot on their plate—they’re responsible for so much. And when a natural disaster strikes, that burden can be even more challenging. Planning ahead can help you navigate the difficulties a flood could pose for your business....

If it rains where you live, then your home is at risk of flood damage, no matter how minimal. Because homeowners insurance policies don’t cover damage from rising or flowing water, flood insurance will be your best friend during any possible flood disaster....

In fact, there were nearly even odds—45%--for there to be a normal or above-normal season. The study isn’t intended to predict the exact number of storms, but rather estimates the season’s accumulated cyclone energy (ACE), which can then be used to measure the strength of...

Even if we weren’t already concerned about rising waters and more (and more dangerous) storms, this would be troubling news. Combined, it’s more than troubling—it’s a clear sign that people who have purchased property along the coast may be at a higher risk of defaulting/foreclosure....

These “permanent records” provide researchers with hurricane data that they can compare with historical data regarding the changes in the ocean’s temperature over time, allowing them to create models that might help us predict how climate change may affect future hurricane seasons....

But when you’re on the inside, when you’ve invested everything you have into your home financially, when you’re emotionally invested in the community you belong to, the decision isn’t so easy. And many people who live in floodplains have chosen to return, time and again....