Are Nursing Homes Prepared for Hurricane Michael?
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.
America Is Not Ready for Disability Disaster Response in the Coming Hurricane Season
FEMA and the Red Cross talk a good game, but the disability community is skeptical.
Disability and Disaster Response in the Age of Climate Change
Meet the people working to fix America's disability disaster response after a year of dire weather.
How 'Fingerprinting' the Ocean Could Help Future Hurricane Preparedness
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.
After Irma, Puerto Rico's Case for Statehood Gains Newfound Urgency
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.
Florida's Dependence on Gas Has Repeatedly Left the State Vulnerable During Natural Disasters
Fuel shortages linked to the two recent hurricanes hindered evacuation and now recovery, highlighting our dependency on a fragile resource.
No, We Should Not Involuntarily Commit the Homeless During Hurricanes
Only a broken system locks up homeless people to keep them safe.
What Harvey and Irma Taught Us About Using Social Media in Emergency Response
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.
Hurricane Irma Reveals Exploitative Pricing Strategies Common in Many Industries, Especially Airlines
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.
What Do Harvey and Irma Mean for America's Opioid Emergency?
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?
'I Don't Expect the Season to Be Done': A Hurricane Expert on What's Still to Come
Pacific Standard spoke with a hurricane forecasting expert on this record-breaking storm season and what might still be in store.
How Global Warming Could Push Hurricanes to New Regions
Shifts in hemispheric weather patterns may steer tropical systems toward the poles—bad news for New York, New England, and Western Europe.
Clarifying the Links Between Climate Change and Fiercer Hurricanes
As Atlantic hurricanes intensify, it's clear that failing to act on science will increase the risks from future storms.
Extreme Weather Can't Shake Climate-Change Beliefs
New research finds attitudes toward climate-change mitigation are only minimally and fleetingly affected by severe weather.
Are the Virgin Islands Equipped to Handle Hurricane Irma?
The U.S. Virgin Islands sit squarely in Hurricane Alley. Irma will test the storm-weathered islands' limits.
As Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma, Another Storm Is Forming in Its Wake
Irma is already projected to be the strongest hurricane recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.