Tag Archives: Natural Disasters

How To Put The Adverse In Adverse Possession

It’s been six months since Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan struck Southeast Asia, killing at least 6,268 people in the Philippines alone. The storm deposited an ocean freighter in the middle of a neighborhood in Tacloban, one of the hardest … Continue reading

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This Landslide Caused More Than One Phase Change

“This was a completely unforeseen slide…” – said no geologist or soil scientist A Phase Change is the transformation of a system from one state of matter to another. Think of ice cubes melting in your soft drink while water condenses … Continue reading

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Federal Flood Insurance: A Rising Tide of Voter Demands

It’s not fair From the NYT: Popular Flood Insurance Law Is Target of Both Political Parties It seemed like a good idea at the time.  The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 was intended to start charging homeowners actuarially fair premiums for … Continue reading

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Moral Hazard In Tornado Alley

From the NYT:  Racing the Clock and a Storm: A Way of Life in Tornado Alley I liked Twister better as a movie There are two ways to minimize losses in a natural disaster: reduce the severity of the loss or … Continue reading

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