A New Orleans policeman during a boat rescue mission in New Orleans on September 6 2005.
New Orleans police have been eulogized as heroes and condemned as racists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. A scholar examines the legacy of conflicting narratives and points to a way forward.
Katrina shortly after landfall.
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The latest science on hurricanes and climate change explained – vital information for coastal regions to prepare for the effects of more intense storms.
When will the next big one strike?
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A look at the Florida insurance market following the flurry of severe hurricanes in 2004-2005 shows that pooling risk can cut losses.
Everybody’s leaving New Orleans ahead of Katrina.
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Hurricanes can be deadly to those in their path. Officials don't want to unnecessarily alarm before solid forecasts are in place, but residents need enough time to prepare and heed evacuation orders.
Only a Category 1 at landfall, Hurricane Irene had plenty of energy.
Everybody wants a quick shorthand for a storm's damage potential. But the index we hear used most often isn't the best option.
Cars remain submerged on a road in Texas after torrential rains caused massive flooding.
The National Flood Insurance Program – the only source for flood-prone property protection – is drowning in debt.
Luckily, we have more to go on now than just knowing the tracks of previous named storms.
We're no longer caught off guard when hurricanes make landfall, the way people were into the early 1900s. Better communications, measurements and observations all feed into better forecasts and more warning.
Hurricane path forecasts are good, but even the ‘cone of uncertainty’ doesn’t fully describe where the hazards could be.
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Forecasting successes can breed complacency in the general public. But all hurricane damage isn't necessarily contained within the "cone of uncertainty."
More like these? Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
New analysis shows that warmer ocean temperatures in the Pacific are creating more intense typhoons.
Hurricane Jeanne about to hit the US.
Kerry Emanuel, professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology answered questions posed by the public on Reddit. The Conversation has curated the highlights. Weather With…