Hurricane Florence is predicted to bring a storm surge of 9 to 13 feet to parts of North Carolina, threatening residents and wild horses alike. But even after the storm passes, officials warn flooding could persist in the region for…
By Julia Griffin
Update: Sept. 13, 6:58 a.m. ET Overnight, Hurricane Florence’s winds continued to decline. However, its rain and storm surge forecasts remain unchanged. The outer bands of its tropical storm-force winds are now reaching shore. Florence’s winds dropped by 20…
By Nsikan Akpan
So far, 2017 has produced 15 major U.S. natural disasters and shows no sign of slowing down. Here's a look at these disasters by the numbers.
By Laura Santhanam
NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Columbia University professor Radley Horton about climate change and flood insurance.
By Paul Solman
By Nsikan Akpan
As Hurricane Irma churns north of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba, before setting its course toward the U.S., here are some numbers you should keep in mind.
By PBS NewsHour
Three days after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, the death toll is above 800 and expected to rise sharply as rescue teams reach the hard-hit southwestern peninsula. So far, the eye of the storm has skirted Florida’s coast, but Gov. Rick…
Hurricane Matthew's arrival may trigger unprecedented flood damage in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas due to storm surge and sea-level rise, experts say.
New York power and telephone companies are taking precautions for the next big storm.
Klaus Jacob explains how climate change will affect flooding from storms like Sandy.
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