Tag: natural disaster
Twenty-two legislators recently demanded answers regarding Hurricane Maria’s updated fatality count, which is nearly 50 times higher than previous official estimates.
People up and down the coast are preparing for extreme flooding and what the National Hurricane Center is calling a “life-threatening storm surge.”
Not everyone is struggling. In fact, some actually benefit economically from these extreme weather events.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrote an op-ed last week in USA Today about forest management on public lands that blamed “radical environmentalists” for the fires.
“A wildland fire (budget) cut is a human health cut.”
The overall death toll is 15 to 20 times greater than the Puerto Rican government's official death record.
"In an era of climate change, such disasters are becoming reality all over the world."
A third of Puerto Rico residents are still without electricity and lack access to potable water four months after the Category 4 hurricane hit.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently estimated complete power restoration by May, leaving 45 percent of the island’s 1.5 million electricity customers in the dark.