U.S. House Will Give More Funding For Wildfires And Hurricanes

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said the House will take up supplemental disaster funding to help areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires this week. “We think it’s critical that we pass this legislation this week to give the people in California the support that they need to fight these fires, to help the victims, and also to help the communities still recovering and dealing with humanitarian problems with the hurricanes,” Ryan said at a news briefing on Wednesday.. Northern California’s Read More …

Renters Must Prepare For Hurricanes When Landlords Won’t Help

Florida, which has had a recent surge of hurricanes this year, has no law that really requires landlords to protect their rental properties or tenants from hurricanes. “Almost every state requires a landlord to provide a habitable residence for the tenant and nearly every lease will include a similar clause,” said Daniel Watts, a California-based real estate lawyer. “The problem is that before a hurricane strikes, the house is still inhabitable,” Watts added. “It’s only after the hurricane hits that the [residence] Read More …