The U.S. Virgin Islands – the place where I was born and where I grew up – have been badly damaged by Hurricane Irma, and the people there are suffering.
Natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis have a surprisingly limited impact on overall economic growth, positive or negative.
Why restore what’s been swept away, flooded, or incinerated when the odds of another hurricane or conflagration is so high?
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, officials continue to warn of lingering environmental hazards, including health risks posed by receding floodwater.
After Hurricane Harvey hit, Texans heeded calls from law enforcement to rescue trapped neighbors, rallying kayaks, canoes, and fishing boats.
They all stayed for the same reason – their jobs – but in the storm’s vicious aftermath, they admitted it was a mistake they never intend to repeat.
Children in foster care in the greater Houston area are again finding themselves displaced as flood waters have wiped out around 50,000 homes.
when Harvey turned to the northeast, areas surrounding Rockport were devastated by days of heavy rainfall and strong winds.
Hurricane Harvey may be on its last days in Texas, but the state – particularly Houston – has a long road to recovery ahead.
Here’s what local leaders could have done to protect the Houston region from Harvey-related flooding — and what they must do to prevent such disasters in the future.