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By William Brangham, Phil Maravilla
Ida has left scores of coastal Louisiana residents trapped by floodwaters and pleading to be rescued, while making a shambles of the electrical grid across a wide swath of the state in the sweltering, late-summer heat.
By Associated Press
U.S. health officials Monday declared public health emergencies for Louisiana and Mississippi, seeking to suspend government red tape that may get in the way of providing help to people affected by Hurricane Ida.
The CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Santa Cruz, CA is still burning, and has been classified as one of the top ten most destructive fires in California history. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, and are relying on…
By Molly Enking
Hurricane Laura was also testing an already-stretched Federal Emergency Management Agency in what is shaping up to be a unprecedentedly disastrous year. FEMA has never faced a year like 2020.
By Ben Fox, Associated Press
By Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
In his plan, the presidential candidate says a disaster commission would be tasked with streamlining data collection, in part to lessen burdens on those affected by disasters.
The grave reality of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation in the Bahamas is becoming more evident each day. Great Abaco Island is virtually uninhabitable, and there’s major destruction near Freeport and its surroundings on Grand Bahama. Government officials say 2,500 people are…
It’s been a week since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Abaco Islands and part of Grand Bahama. Many residents of the stricken areas have left their ruined homes or are waiting in lines for transportation out, because leaving is their best…
Hurricane Dorian came ashore at Cape Hatteras in North Carolina Friday, still packing winds of 90 miles per hour and threatening a storm surge of four to seven feet. More than 330,000 homes and businesses across the Carolinas and southern…
With the northern islands of the Bahamas leveled by Hurricane Dorian, getting to people who are in danger and transporting them out of the ruins pose immense logistical challenges. William Brangham talks to Elizabeth Riley, deputy executive director of the…
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