Hurricanes

Satellite image of a storm landing on the United States Atlantic coast.

South Carolina Refused to Evacuate Incarcerated People Ahead of Hurricane Florence

“If Governor McMaster truly does not want to ‘gamble with the lives of the people of South Carolina,’ he needs to make sure that the prison system is up to par, or evacuate the inmates just as he has ordered the rest of us to do.”

DHS documents show FEMA diverted money to ICE to deport immigrants, just as 2018 hurricane season began

Trump Administration Funneled $10 Million from FEMA to ICE Detention Program

Newly released DHS documents show that, at the start of hurricane season, the money was diverted to buttress the federal government’s detention and deportation efforts.

Hurricane Florence Likely To Strike East Coast With Damaging Effect

How Climate Change Could Make Hurricane Florence More Dangerous For Communities of Color

Global warming not only impacts the strength of the storm, but it can also impact the mental health of those affected by it. 

The La Perla neighborhood the day after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 21, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

How to Help Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Recover After Hurricane Maria

These organizations are helping with immediate needs—like food—and long-term efforts, including rebuilding.

People walk through flooded streets the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through the area on September 11, 2017 in Naples, Florida.

8 Ways to Help People of Color Recover From Hurricane Irma

A list of organizations working to rebuild communities in the path of one of the most powerful hurricanes in history.

This NOAA handout image, taken by the GOES satellite at UTC: 1650Z, shows Hurricane Hermine organizing in the Gulf of Mexico just west of Florida on September 1, 2016. This was the first hurricane to touch down on Florida in 10 years.

Above-Average Hurricane Season Expected This Year

Last year was bad, and it appears 2017 could be worse.

What Hurricane Sandy Should Teach Us About Climate Justice

Those who can least bear the brunt of climate change are those feeling its consequences most acutely, both in the U.S. and abroad. But both the “climate gap” and climate change are fixable.

Northeast Tribal Lands Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy

Northeastern tribes say they need both federal and non-governmental agencies to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Early Voting

Early voting is critical to the black vote, but with two fewer days in Maryland’s early voting schedule, it could have far-reaching effects on the state’s future.

Who's Going to Fix NYC Subways After Hurricane Sandy? Public Workers

It’s time to thank your transit workers. Here’s why.

A Few Apps, Tips, and Websites to Get You Through Hurricane Sandy

Need a few last minute tips to help ride out Hurricane Sandy? We got you.

Undocumented Immigrants in New Orleans Fear Isaac and Deportation

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans saw a surge of new undocumented immigrants in the city that were drawn by the high paying construction jobs.

We're One Natural Disaster Away From Another Recession

Our economy is still gravely fragile, and people of color will weather the worst of the storm.

Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls for Coastal Parishes to Voluntarily Evacuate

The announcement came as tropical Storm Isaac continues west-northwestward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and poses a significant storm surge threat to the northern Gulf coast.