On the 5th anniversary of the $700 Billion Bank Bailout...
A ProPublica/WNYC analysis shows the federal government has approved $766 million to rebuild in areas prone to flooding.
There are hundreds of federal flood control systems at risk of failing across 37 states in the U.S., leaving millions of people and property endangered.
Two months after Superstorm Sandy the disaster is not over and relief needs are still great. Homes are uninhabitable with black mold taking hold, heat and sanitation are still absent in many places. Yet the government response has been glaringly absent. As with Katrina and other recent disaster-and-recovery events city, state and federal agencies have handed off reconstruction resources and responsibility to corporations and markets.