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Should Coastal Communities Rebuild or Retreat After Hurricane Ian?

The benefits and challenges of moving communities to safer ground.

by |October 7, 2022
Hurricane Ian flooding aftermath

Hurricane Ian’s Aftermath: A Rising Death Toll and Questions About Preparedness

A disaster preparedness expert weighs in on the many factors that can complicate decisions around evacuations and preparedness.

by |October 5, 2022

Here’s What We Know About How Climate Change Fuels Hurricanes

When Hurricane Ian hit Florida, it was one of the United States’ most powerful hurricanes on record, and it followed a two-week string of massive, devastating storms around the world.

by Mathew Barlow and Suzana J. Camargo |October 3, 2022

Climate-Fueled Extreme Weather: Protection, Recovery, and Reconstruction

When a weather disaster happens every hundred years, it is an emergency. When it happens every year, it is a routine, periodic occurrence from which we need to protect ourselves.

by |October 3, 2022

Catastrophe Looms as Surge From Hurricane Ian Meets Fast-Growing Florida

This is a worst-case clash between an explosive storm and communities that grew explosively in a hurricane hiatus.

by |September 28, 2022