Lack of flood insurance could wash out Harvey recovery

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Books destroyed by floodwaters inside the home of Pat Reynolds are piled on her front lawn in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Experts say it will be the most costly storm in U.S. history, with a price tag of around $160 billion.

But data shows most homeowners lacked sufficient flood insurance. So, many will struggle to recover.

CGTN’s Sean Callebs has more.

The congressional aid package doesn’t even come close to covering Harvey’s aftermath. Meanwhile, people living there will likely struggle to keep their heads above water.

Craig E. Colten discusses Hurricane Harvey’s recovery and the lack of flood insurance

CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Prof. Craig E. Colten, the Carl O. Sauer professor of Geography at Louisiana State University, about recovery from Hurricane Harvey and homeowners lack of flood insurance.