When Hurricane Harvey ripped through Hitchcock, Texas, in August, it wasn’t just pummeled by nature. The town of 7,300, just across the bay from Galveston, was also the victim of a bad map.
There’s a big, early-season storm blowing itself out in the Gulf of Mexico...There are over 700 known dead so far...That’s nature. Is it God? Most of the dead are the street poor who have nowhere to go and who don’t hear the warnings until it’s too late for their feet to take them to safety. Where’s safety for them anyway? Is it a sin against God to be poor?—Octavia Butler, 1993
After Hurricane Irma, Florida worries about debris contaminated with toxic chemicals.
The damage isn't just visible on the ground — NASA satellites captured a drastic change in the appearance of the islands from space.
Millions of people were ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. Some didn't because their bosses told them not to.
Juston Drake is a storm chaser and that thing he's holding in his hand measures windspeed. Just eyeballing it, we'd say the wind rates as "scary fast."
There are so many disaster relief charities out there that you might not be sure where you can give most effectively. Here are six highly rated groups that are already well situated to help.
What do you do with all this dread? A dispatch from Florida.
Andrew was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Florida. Irma dwarfs it.
According to Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Hurricane Irma destroyed at least 90% of the structures and vehicles on Barbuda. Aerial footage of the Caribbean island puts that number into devastating context.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma is churning across the Caribbean en route to the US mainland. We're collecting live streams from the storm's route here.