Tropical Storm Barry Moves Toward Louisiana's Already-Flooded Coast
The storm is getting stronger, and heavy rainfall combined with an already-flooded river could overflow levees in New Orleans.
The U.S. Is Bracing for Another Big Storm—and More Flooding
The storm will affect communities across several regions that are still struggling to recover from March's bomb cyclone.
Viewfinder: Damage From a Powerful Tornado in Havana
A car damaged by debris from a building is seen in Havana, Cuba, on January 28th, 2019, after a rare and powerful tornado struck the city.
Vital Barrier Islands Are Becoming Increasingly Vulnerable
And it puts our coastlines at more risk from storms like Hurricanes Michael and Florence.
Viewfinder: The Philippines Prepares for a Massive Typhoon
A resident secures the roof of his house to a tree in preparation for Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
The Week in Photos: From a Refugee Camp in Syria to the Holi Festival in India
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Viewfinder: Fishermen Row Through Heavy Snowfall in Albania
Fishermen row through heavy snowfall as they return to the shores of Lake Ohrid in Pogradec, Albania, on February 27th, 2018.
Mudslides Hit Southern California Community Still Recovering From Thomas Fire
At least eight people have been killed by mudflows after a deluge of rain fell on the region left vulnerable by the Thomas Fire.
Puerto Rico’s Governor Orders Review of All Deaths Since Hurricane Maria
Ricardo A. Rosselló now admits that the toll "may be higher than the official count certified to date."
Another Devastatingly Strong Hurricane Is Tearing Across the Caribbean
While the hurricane's strength is likely to fluctuate, Maria is expected to pummel Puerto Rico as a Category 4 or 5 storm—the first storm of that strength to hit the island in 85 years.
'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.
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.
ICE Moves Detainees Out of Hurricane Harvey's Path While Border Patrol Checkpoints Remain Open
Immigration checkpoints remained open as thousands evacuated the state's coastal cities.