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Sep 6, 2017, 3:00pm EDT
  • August 26, 2019

    No, you can’t just nuke a hurricane. But there are other options.

    Scientists are looking into ways to weaken hurricanes to limit their destruction.

  • April 20, 2018

    I’m a TV weatherman. Here's what happened when I discussed climate change on air.

    Broadcast meteorologists are starting to talk more about the issue during their forecasts.

  • November 30, 2017

    Hurricane season 2017: what the hell just happened?

    The 2017 hurricane season, which ends today, was intense. Blaming climate change isn’t so easy.

  • October 16, 2017

    Flesh-eating bacteria, cancer-causing chemicals, and mold: Harvey and Irma's lingering health threats

    Doctors are finding health problems left over by the storm.

  • September 22, 2017

    Why Hurricane Maria is such a nightmare for Puerto Rico

    "It was as if a 50- to 60-mile-wide tornado raged across Puerto Rico."

  • September 20, 2017

    All of Puerto Rico has lost power. It could take months to restore it.

    The island's government is broke.

  • September 18, 2017

    The stunning price tags for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, explained

    Damage estimates are rising, but they're still lowballs.

  • September 18, 2017

    Treating natural disasters like war zones hurts survivors

    The media's search for "bad guys" after hurricanes gets us angry about all the wrong things

  • September 14, 2017

    Why utilities don’t move power lines out of hurricanes’ way

    Utilities focus on restoring power after storms rather than preventing outages during them.

  • September 13, 2017

    Photos: Hurricane Irma’s pummeling of Florida

    The Florida Keys are in for a long recovery.

  • September 13, 2017

    Photos: what Hurricane Irma’s destruction in the Caribbean looks like on the ground

    Islands like Barbuda and St. Martin are in for a long recovery from the storm.

  • September 13, 2017

    Hurricane Irma: where you can donate to help with disaster relief and recovery

    Some starting points on how to help.

  • September 12, 2017

    How do hurricanes form? A step-by-step guide.

    A simple way to understand the difference between tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.

  • September 12, 2017

    How Harvey made it harder to evacuate for Irma

    Evacuees from Florida were stranded on the sides of highways because of gas shortages.

  • September 11, 2017

    Hurricane Irma left 6.5 million Floridians without power. Here’s what that looks like from space.

    Darkness, 500-plus miles above Earth.

  • September 11, 2017

    The National Flood Insurance Program was already $24 billion in debt before Harvey and Irma

    America needs to dramatically rethink how it handles flood insurance.

  • September 11, 2017

    Hurricane Irma: where the storm is and where it’s heading

    This map charts the course the storm has taken so far and shows NOAA’s best forecast for where it’s heading.

  • September 11, 2017

    Hurricane Katrina left survivors vulnerable to sexual assault. Here’s how to protect Irma evacuees.

    Aid workers have learned that evacuation doesn’t always mean safety.

  • September 10, 2017

    Hurricane Irma: the storm surge threat, explained in 400 words

    This particular kind of flooding is the worst part of a hurricane — and Florida is acutely vulnerable.

  • September 10, 2017

    Hurricane Irma: how the storm got so big, intense, and scary

    "You need a perfect recipe to get a storm like Irma."

  • September 10, 2017

    The “shoot guns at Hurricane Irma” Facebook page is a very dangerous joke

    Florida man: shoot guns at Hurricane Irma. Florida police: please do not.

  • September 9, 2017

    Hurricane Irma is expected to hit South Florida and the Gulf Coast: What we know

    Dangerous storm surge, high winds, and rain are predicted for today and tomorrow.

  • September 6, 2017

    This is what Category 5 hurricane winds can do to a house

    Here’s a stunning animation that shows the intensity of winds from a Category 1 hurricane all the way up to a Category 5.