Houston’s refineries and plants are vulnerable to hurricanes. Will a $32 billion plan save them from flooding?
When hurricanes hit Texas, the whole country feels it. Now, there’s a plan to lessen the blow.
The number of people without jobs in the United States is expected to remain largely unchanged when the Labor Department reports the official unemployment rate Friday. One thing that could affect those numbers: a pair of hurricanes, Florence and Michael,…
Residents of Puerto Rico are expressing relief that Hurricane Beryl has weakened as it sweeps over the island. But Puerto Rico is still recovering from last year’s hurricanes as more crop up in the Caribbean. One suggestion for how the island…
Economics of Disaster
A guide to when the Federal Emergency Management Agency get involved and the rules governing how its funds are spent.
More than 170,000 people have evacuated Puerto Rico for Florida and their immediate need, affordable housing, is hard to come by.
Travelers, wary of potential terrorism and natural disasters, are increasingly protecting themselves in advance.
Harvey and Irma likely caused $170 billion in damage. But they'll probably boost GDP in the long run through rebuilding.
It can take a long time before government funds reach people in need.
But people may be taking some risks more seriously.
After a hurricane, mosquitoes, drawn to standing water, can be a big problem. The accelerated spread of Zika isn’t likely, but cases of West Nile could spike. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.