In terms of the total number of lost hours of electricity, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are in the midst of the largest blackout in US history, according to a report from an economic research company.
by Stuart B. Schwartz
The island’s political and financial crisis and its problematic political status makes coping with disaster very difficult.
by Pearl Duncan
A geologist’s experience and the lessons she learned.
by Sam White
Harvey and Irma take us back to an old problem.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
by Andrew W. Kahrl
Building on vulnerable coastlines isn't about ignorance or hubris — it's about profit.
SOURCE: New Historian
A new study of sediment deposits from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, shows that 23 severe hurricanes hit New England between 250 and 1150 CE.
The site serves up data on global hurricanes as they made landfall going back to 1842.
by Normand Forgues-Roy
How did Katrina compare with other natural disasters?
by Rick Shenkman
It was the flood of all floods – and it changed America forever.
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