Disaster Planning Often Leaves Disabled People Behind
Disabled people, older adults, and parents of young children all have specific needs that aren't always well addressed in disaster planning—sometimes with horrific results.
New Estimate Puts Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll at Nearly 5,000
The official number still sits at 64, but new research shows the number may be more than 70 times higher.
Let Me Google That For You
I Tried Answering the Top Googled Question: 'Why Are We Still Here?'
It's the word "still" that makes it poignant.
What It's Like to Be a Freelance War Photographer
Australia's Luke Cody explains how he manages fear in some of the world's most intense conflict zones.
What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About Surviving Climate Change
“Maria didn’t cause everything. Maria just revealed to the world how we are living."
How to Build a Fallout Shelter Using Nothing but IKEA Furniture
"Obviously, real wood would be better. But that's better than nothing," an expert in disaster preparedness told me.
A Messy FEMA Event in Puerto Rico Sparked Confusion and Rage
"They treat us like we're animals or something."
There’s No Such Thing as a Purely Natural Disaster Anymore
Trump’s policies seem scientifically engineered to put as many people in harm’s way as possible.
Views My Own
Trump's Response to Puerto Rico Is Shameful
FEMA is delivering aid, and Trump has promised to visit. But as you might expect, the president is making a horrible situation worse with bizarre, defensive statements.
Please Do Not Pet the Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl
Fallout dogs IRL.
Floridians Are Coping With Irma Using Memes and Fake Facebook Events
The authors of the pages say they’re just trying to make the best of a bad situation.
'We Lost Everything': Firsthand Accounts of Harvey's Wrath in Texas
This is what it's like to be at the center of one of the worst rainstorms in US history.