Read the full series in Stateline. The two parts currently available are:
Part One: Federal Pullback, Climate Change Could Boost State Spending on Disasters
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.
Part Two: Using Special Nails to Save Roofs — and Dollars
More states are encouraging residents to build stronger homes now to minimize disaster costs in the future.