Eminent Domain In The Wake Of Natural Disasters

In the past few years we have seen a variety of disasters — both natural and man-made — wreak havoc on our infrastructure and strain catastrophe response capabilities. Hurricanes, historic floods, wildfires and mudslides have hit the country’s infrastructure particularly hard. Given the increased frequency and severity of these types of events in many locations, increased infrastructure planning and development is critical.

In the wake of natural disasters, state and municipal leaders are faced with the need for immediate repairs and remediation. But once the basic...

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