A quick look at Florida state data suggests 5 percent of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the areas under threat from Hurricane Michael haven't submitted plans to the state for keeping their residents cool and safe.
FEMA and the Red Cross talk a good game, but the disability community is skeptical.
Meet the people working to fix America's disability disaster response after a year of dire weather.
Scientists are using satellites to identify where increasing sea levels could result in the most destructive storm surge as hurricanes grow more powerful due to climate change.
The deepening humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico reveals a disaster response that is categorically different from the actions taken in the wake of hurricanes that struck the continental U.S. recently.
Fuel shortages linked to the two recent hurricanes hindered evacuation and now recovery, highlighting our dependency on a fragile resource.
Only a broken system locks up homeless people to keep them safe.
Updating best practices in the aftermath of relief efforts can take years to coordinate. But emergency responders are finding that social media is an effective component for relief efforts.
The practice, called dynamic pricing, is intended to ration scarce goods and services, but it primarily harms consumers by making it easier for companies to fleece them.
Trump's commission on addiction recommended last month that he declare opioid overdoses a national emergency. With the U.S. sustaining two major hurricanes in just a few weeks, is that still a good idea?
Pacific Standard spoke with a hurricane forecasting expert on this record-breaking storm season and what might still be in store.
Shifts in hemispheric weather patterns may steer tropical systems toward the poles—bad news for New York, New England, and Western Europe.
As Atlantic hurricanes intensify, it's clear that failing to act on science will increase the risks from future storms.
New research finds attitudes toward climate-change mitigation are only minimally and fleetingly affected by severe weather.
The U.S. Virgin Islands sit squarely in Hurricane Alley. Irma will test the storm-weathered islands' limits.
Irma is already projected to be the strongest hurricane recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.