A Family Evacuation from Hurricane Irma — Reader Success Story

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Spur the First Employment Decline in 7 Years

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. labor market shed 33,000 jobs in September—the first decline in the total number of paid positions in the economy in seven years. The unemployment rate, however, fell to 4.2 percent from 4.4 percent. (The unemployment rate doesn’t directly measure job loss, rather reflects the […]

Red alert? Mysterious Soviet buoy washes onto Florida beach after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma left behind a trail of devastation in Florida, but it also delivered something mysterious to its shores – a massive Soviet buoy. Some have suggested the Cold War-era relic came from Cuba. The buoy washed onto shore at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park in Dania Beach in the days following Irma, […]

How to Survive a Hurricane in a Hotel: Stories and Tips From Irma Survivors

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How Credit Card Companies Are Helping Customers After Irma

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Irma, Jose, and Maria remind us why September is hurricane time

Enlarge / Hurricane Jose will soon begin to feel the effects of cooler water. (credit: NOAA) This year, the Atlantic tropics are reminding the United States and Caribbean Islands how brutal September can be when it comes to hurricanes. Perhaps coastal residents have forgotten, as the Atlantic tropics have slumbered in recent Septembers, according to […]

This Florida County Used An Interpreter Who Signed “Gibberish” During Hurricane Irma

People in Florida’s deaf community are still waiting for answers as to why Manatee County’s emergency operations center used an interpreter for the deaf who, instead of relaying important information about Hurricane Irma, signed “gibberish.” While residents of Manatee County, Florida, waited for information about evacuation plans and shelters on Sept. 8, a man in […]

Hurricane Irma caused at least 28 million gallons of treated and untreated sewage to flood streets, homes, and waterways

In Irma’s wake, Florida deals with a long-predicted apoocalypse. According to more than 100 “Public Notice of Pollution” reports submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the hurricane caused at least 28 million gallons of treated and untreated sewage to flood streets, residences, and waterways in 22 counties. A department spokesperson told the New Republic that it’ll take […]

We need to rethink how we talk about infrastructure after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Chris Graythen/Getty Images The wonky words infrastructure and resilience have circulated widely of late, particularly since Hurricanes Harvey and Irma struck paralyzing, costly blows in two of America’s fastest-growing states. Resilience is a property traditionally defined as the ability to bounce back. A host of engineers and urban planners have long warned this trait is […]