A hurricane like Irma could cause serious damage in Tampa Bay

Sep 6, 2017
Darryl Fears discusses his piece for the Washington Post, "Tampa's Coming Storm."
Residents work together to fill sandbags for each other at Bobby Hicks Park as residents prepare for Hurricane Irma on Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. 
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Haiti’s complicated history with foreign aid

Oct 10, 2016
After Hurricane Matthew, how might aid be administered in Haiti?
UN blue helmets load aid which arrived in US helicopters onto a truck for people affected by Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 10, 2016. Haiti's death toll from monster Hurricane Matthew has risen to 372, civil defense officials said Monday, as the impoverished country continues to dig out of massive destruction in the south. More than 175,500 people were staying in temporary shelters, days after the Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade slammed into Haiti last Tuesday. 
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Hurricane power outages: Why is the grid so vulnerable?

Oct 7, 2016
More than a million customers have lost power in Hurricane Matthew's aftermath.
Lights were out today on Highway A1A in Cocoa Beach, Florida, from Hurricane Matthew's winds. 
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Health problems can make running from Hurricane Matthew more complicated

Oct 6, 2016
A half million Americans who rely on oxygen tanks, cardiac devices and more live in the storm's path.
Local residents take shelter at the Pedro Menendez high school in St. Augustine, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew.
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Haiti's infrastructure especially vulnerable as hurricane hits

Oct 4, 2016
The country is still trying to recover from an earthquake in 2010.
A man walks down a flooded street, in a neighbourhood of the commune of Cite Soleil, in the Haitian Capital Port-au-Prince. Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, triggering floods and forcing thousands to flee the path of a storm that has already claimed three lives in the poorest country in the Americas.
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