Devastation from Hurricane Ida’s remnants stretched deep into New Jersey, forcing residents and officials to address “a new reality.”
In Northern California, a region troubled by fire, many people with disabilities live in rural areas that lack the resources to support them during disasters.
Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York has estimated the state suffered at least $50 million in damages.
Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures this weekend as 70 percent of the city remains without power after Hurricane Ida.
Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.
Two exhibitions in New York recognize the search and rescue dogs who combed through the World Trade Center wreckage, trying to find survivors.
Choices about building rules, insurance programs, flood maps and more put residents at higher risk, according to climate and disaster experts.
Many Native people were forced into the most undesirable areas of America, first by white settlers, then by the government. Now, parts of that marginal land are becoming uninhabitable.
The shift away from high-volume centers is an acknowledgment of the harder road ahead: a highly targeted push, akin to get-out-the-vote efforts, to persuade the reluctant to get shots.
There are measures you can take to help protect your property from wildfires, including clearing gutters, trimming brush and adding fire-resistant plants to your garden.
The federal government often gives less help to Black disaster survivors than their white neighbors. That’s a challenge for President Biden, who has vowed to fight both inequality and climate change.
At the outset of hurricane and wildfire season, the Biden administration is doubling to $1 billion a fund that helps communities prepare for disasters.
Multiple missions, combined with years of record disasters, have strained the agency — and scientists predict an unusually severe disaster season ahead.
The president gave the vice president a prominent role in the politically charged issue at a time when thousands of children are being detained in facilities along the border.
The vice president urged Americans to get vaccinated and promoted programs like food assistance as the administration seeks to build public support amid partisan divisions in Washington.
Senator Chuck Schumer is objecting to a plan that would raise costs for some of his constituents by bringing flood insurance rates in line with climate risks.
Mexico is struggling to deal with a new wave of migrants expelled from the U.S. while even more come north hoping to cross. Shelters that were empty four months ago are now having to turn many away.
The agency will help provide basic care as criticism mounts over the treatment of the increasing number of young migrants who have filled detention facilities at the southwest border.
The administration is sending vaccines to many more pharmacies, opening more federally run mass vaccinations sites and making dentists, medical students, midwives, paramedics and veterinarians eligible to give shots.
Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine is allowing states to rethink distribution, even as health officials and experts worry some will view it as inferior.
A day at one mass site in Connecticut shows both the promise and the shortcomings of the approach, which is at the center of President Biden’s plan to bring the pandemic to an end.
The federal government is revising rates for flood coverage on April 1. New data suggests premiums need to increase sharply for some homes.
The move would be the first significant sign that the Biden administration is taking more control of a vaccine distribution effort that states are struggling to manage.
Emergency management officials aim to funnel up to $10 billion into preventing climate disasters. The plan “would dwarf all previous grant programs of its kind,” one analyst said.
You can’t help but wonder why the Trump administration left so many of these things undone.
A new push for stricter rules in flood zones could force Biden’s team to choose: Increase construction costs, or leave people exposed to climate change.
The storm had already flooded streets and forced several universities to cancel classes on Thursday.
The state had asked last month for federal aid to help recover from six of this year’s fires, including the Creek Fire, which is among the most destructive in state history.
The announcement came after the president acknowledged a wildfire season that so far has claimed 17 lives and destroyed millions of acres of land in California, Oregon and Washington.
If climate change was a somewhat abstract notion a decade ago, today it is all too real for Californians fleeing wildfires and smothered in a blanket of smoke, the worst year of fires on record.
Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.
The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.
President Trump’s stopgap program to get more money to the jobless is off to a slow start. Here’s how it works.
With the labor market showing new fragility, most states have yet to seek funds under President Trump’s stopgap plan to supplement weekly jobless pay.
Because Congress controls federal spending, at least some of the measures will almost certainly be challenged in court. Or they may become moot if Congress reaches a deal.
Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.
The controversy over inadequate protective equipment has come to embody what critics describe as a haphazard federal effort to protect the 1.5 million Americans who live in nursing homes.
When we were told to stay inside our homes, a portion of the population quietly went below ground.
The federal government’s spending on calamities related to global warming is a rapidly rising fiscal threat.
The technology was old, the data poor, the bureaucracy slow, the guidance confusing, the administration not in agreement. The coronavirus shook the world’s premier health agency, creating a loss of confidence and hampering the U.S. response to the crisis.
This year Floridians will have to weigh what is more dangerous — a storm or the virus.
Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.
Nonprofits are sending fewer volunteers. Local emergency managers risk being overwhelmed. FEMA is trying “virtual” assistance. And hurricane season starts June 1.
The fight against Covid-19 has disrupted preparations for the fire season.
Ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests during the crisis damages democracy.
The nation’s medical centers were forced to stop offering many surgeries, and sustained severe financial losses. Reopening is a daunting task amid the threat of more infection.
An engineer landed one of the state’s biggest coronavirus-related contracts after FEMA volunteers forwarded his name.
Roughly a dozen young, inexperienced workers were assembled to sort through tips on masks, gloves and other equipment. Warehouses were running bare, and doctors fighting the coronavirus were forced to make their own protective gear.
Entire communities around the country face this terrifying virus without being even able to wash their hands.
Scaling up the manufacturing of syringes and other medical products required to deliver a vaccine to millions of Americans will be just as important as the vaccine itself.