The U.S. Virgin Islands remain devastated after two category 5 hurricanes hit within two weeks of each other in September. Many residents are still without shelter, power or internet. But the territory’s roughly 14,000 public school students, who had barely started their school year before Irma hit, will begin returning to their classrooms this week. […]
Roughly 1.5 million people were unable to work last month because of the weather — the most in 20 years
U.S. economy lost 33,000 jobs in September due to hurricanes.
Miami-Dade’s poorest are hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.
The Red Cross has been using drones in Texas to help steer relief efforts to those places that need them most.
How do you get an already beaten-down economy back up and running when there’s literally no electricity? By mid-day Wednesday the entire island of Puerto Rico was without power in the wake of Hurricane Maria. There’s massive flooding and damage to buildings, public infrastructure and the power grid. And the ramifications are going to play […]
As Hurricane Maria beats its path through the Caribbean, Puerto Rico has more than 450 shelters to house up to 60,000 evacuees. Many are from surrounding islands. They’ve been on Puerto Rico since before Hurricane Irma hit and may need a place to stay for weeks or months. Click the audio player above to hear […]
Florida’s tourism business is worth more than $100 billion, and Hurricane Irma has put a dent in it. Even as some major theme parks re-open and airlines resume flights this week, some destinations face long roads to recovery, and workers will suffer from lost wages and tips. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
There are lots of numbers being talked about today as government officials and reporters attempt to convey the levels of damage from Hurricane Irma to people who can’t see it with their own eyes. Here is just a sampling: 250,000 evacuees have crossed into Alabama and more than 6.5 million homes and businesses in Florida […]