Business of Disaster

Number 27804
Subject Natural Disaster
Source Frontline/NPR
State New York
Year 2016
Publication Date May 24, 25, 2016
Summary Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast in 2013, but it wasn’t a disaster for everyone. For some, Sandy was big money. This investigation revealed for the first time just how much money insurance companies make during a disaster, and how those companies wielded a taxpayer program into a powerhouse of profit while homeowners suffered.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 17
Keywords hurricanes; hurricane sandy; superstorm; insurance;
Related Links http://www.npr.org/2016/05/24/478868270/business-of-disaster-insurance-firms-profited-400-million-after-sandy
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