Develop Smart Policies to Help Homeowners Deal With Natural Catastrophes

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Natural catastrophes such as hurricanes, forest fires, earthquakes, and severe blizzards threaten early every state in the Union. Each year, such catastrophes impose billions of dollars’ worth of costs on taxpayers, insurers, and governments; claim scores of lives; and destroy thousands of homes. Both the Democratic and Republican 2008 electoral platforms promised to do more to ddress these catastrophic events. So far, however, federal action has been lacking.