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hurricanes and tropical storms

Billion-Dollar Storms: Is This the New Normal?

In 2017 the U.S. saw some of the strongest and most expensive storms in history. As global temperatures continue to rise, things will get worse and more costly.
A Powerful Storm Leaves Tonga’s Parliament Homeless

A Powerful Storm Leaves Tonga’s Parliament Homeless

Storm damage in Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s capital, on Tuesday. Tropical Cyclone Gita was the strongest storm to hit the Pacific island nation in decades.
What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative

What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative

The Battery area of Charleston, S.C., after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Companies are seeking better climate forecasts to assess the risks of operating in the area.
Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble.

Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble.

Hurricane Maria devastated much of El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico in the fall, though new fronds have begun to sprout from the palm trees.

Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble.

Hurricane Maria devastated much of El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico in the fall, though new fronds have begun to sprout from the palm trees.
Built to Flood: Houston Speculators Make a Fast Buck From Storm’s Misery

Built to Flood: Houston Speculators Make a Fast Buck From Storm’s Misery

Nick Pelletiere at his home in Canyon Gate, which is undergoing repairs after it was damaged by flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Mr. Pelletiere is one of the many speculators driving a new economy in
Built to Flood: Houston Speculators Make a Fast Buck From Storm’s Misery

Built to Flood: Houston Speculators Make a Fast Buck From Storm’s Misery

Nick Pelletiere at his home in Canyon Gate, which is undergoing repairs after it was damaged by flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Mr. Pelletiere is one of the many speculators driving a new economy in
Tech We’re Using: Covering Disasters With 2 Phones, in Case One Falls in the Mud

Tech We’re Using: Covering Disasters With 2 Phones, in Case One Falls in the Mud

Julie Turkewitz, a national correspondent, listening to an interview on her iPhone in the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City after covering a rally Saturday.
Tech We’re Using: Covering Disasters With 2 Phones, in Case One Falls in the Mud

Tech We’re Using: Covering Disasters With 2 Phones, in Case One Falls in the Mud

Julie Turkewitz, a national correspondent, listening to an interview on her iPhone in the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City after covering a rally Saturday.
Tech We’re Using: Covering Disasters With 2 Phones, in Case One Falls in the Mud

Tech We’re Using: Covering Disasters With 2 Phones, in Case One Falls in the Mud

Julie Turkewitz, a national correspondent, listening to an interview on her iPhone in the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City after covering a rally Saturday.
Built to Flood: Brutal Choice in Houston: Sell Home at a Loss or Face New Floods

Built to Flood: Brutal Choice in Houston: Sell Home at a Loss or Face New Floods

Miguel Lameda removed flood damaged debris from a relative’s home in the Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch neighborhood of Houston.
Built to Flood: Brutal Choice in Houston: Sell Home at a Loss or Face New Floods

Built to Flood: Brutal Choice in Houston: Sell Home at a Loss or Face New Floods

Miguel Lameda removed flood damaged debris from a relative’s home in the Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch neighborhood of Houston.
Built to Flood: Brutal Choice in Houston: Sell Home at a Loss or Face New Floods

Built to Flood: Brutal Choice in Houston: Sell Home at a Loss or Face New Floods

Miguel Lameda removed flood damaged debris from a relative’s home in the Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch neighborhood of Houston.
Tech We’re Using: Covering Disasters With 2 Phones, in Case One Falls in the Mud

Tech We’re Using: Covering Disasters With 2 Phones, in Case One Falls in the Mud

Julie Turkewitz, a national correspondent, listening to an interview on her iPhone in the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City after covering a rally Saturday.
Yacht Race Helps St. Barts Heal from Irma

Yacht Race Helps St. Barts Heal from Irma

Many of the larger seafront hotels on St. Barts were hit hard by Hurricane Irma’s storm surge and high winds and have yet to reopen, although villa rental agencies and some smaller hotels are
Names That ‘Don’t Bear Repeating’: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate

Names That ‘Don’t Bear Repeating’: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate

Hurricane Maria, which swept through Puerto Rico in September, will be the last storm with that name. It was one of four names retired because it was so deadly or costly that the future use of its
Hurricane Names That ‘Don’t Bear Repeating’: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate

Hurricane Names That ‘Don’t Bear Repeating’: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate

Hurricane Maria, which swept through Puerto Rico in September, will be the last storm with that name. It was one of four names retired because it was so deadly or costly that the future use of its
Hurricane Names That ‘Don’t Bear Repeating’: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate

Hurricane Names That ‘Don’t Bear Repeating’: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate

Hurricane Maria, which swept through Puerto Rico in September, will be the last storm with that name. It was one of four names retired because it was so deadly or costly that the future use of its