Puerto Rico: What is the role of the federal government after a disaster?


This PBS NewsHour Extra video lesson explores Hurricane Maria which struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, resulting in an emergency situation for the three and half million American citizens on the island. Continue reading

Five things your class should know on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina


By Gabby Shacknai Aug. 29 marks the 10-year anniversary of one of the most costly and devastating disasters in American history, Hurricane Katrina. The storm caused…read more

Economically Battered Haiti Rocked By Three Hurricanes


After three hurricanes and a tropical storm hit Haiti this summer, the island nation is still waiting for relief. One tenth of Haiti’s population, approximately…read more

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