Several areas were hit with 1,000-year floods in 2022.
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A monster hurricane, destructive storms and a drought that disrupted businesses across the economy led the list of the year’s costliest disasters.
Rain and fast snowmelt sent the Yellowstone River and nearby streams raging beyond their banks in June 2022.
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Millions of people around the world suffered through deadly flooding and long-lasting heat waves in 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.
Deep ‘blue holes,’ like this one off Belize, can collect evidence of hurricanes.
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A look back at hurricane history suggests we may be significantly underestimating future risks.
Dozens of homes were left unstable in the Daytona Beach area after Hurricane Nicole’s erosion.
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Dozens of homes near Daytona Beach collapsed or were left unstable when Hurricane Nicole struck. Here’s what can be done to reduce that kind of risk.
Hurricane damage to affordable housing can leave business owners struggling to find employees.
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Research shows that coastal businesses’ hurricane recovery depends on workers being able to return.
Miami’s streets were bustling and crowded by 1926.
More than 22 million people currently live in Florida following a century of rapid growth.
Ian leveled hundreds of buildings in Fort Myers, Fla.
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A recovery expert explains what these estimates include and what could be done to make disasters less costly.
New satellite mapping techniques can quickly locate washed out and damaged areas.
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Artificial intelligence can spot differences in images from before and after a storm over wide areas in almost real time. It showed Hurricane Ian’s vast damage in Florida.
Buildings sit in the water along the shore following Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, Nfld. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada.
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Amid a number of major crises, the world clearly needs radical change. But what will it look like? The desire to return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ is powerful, but ‘normal’ is what got us where we are today.
Roofs are an entry point for fraud after storms.
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About 9% of homeowner property claims nationwide are filed in Florida, yet 79% of lawsuits related to property claims are filed there.
The rebuilding in places like Matlacha, Fla., won’t happen overnight.
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Many government agencies help people whose lives are thrown off course, but not everyone is eligible or able to access that aid.
Hurricane Ian, as seen from the International Space Station on September 28 2022.
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Warming ocean water is ‘rocket fuel’ for increasingly destructive hurricanes.
Ian resulted in the deaths of at least 44 people in Florida and tens of billions of dollars in damage.
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Research on Hurricane Harvey found that flood insurance and strong social networks were key factors in determining how quickly people recovered, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Hurricane Ian’s water vapor on Sept. 28, 2022, meant heavy rainfall for large parts of Florida.
Two hurricane and climate scientists explain what’s known – and still unknown – about global warming’s influence on intensity, rainfall and much more.
Nursing homes patients had to be evacuated after Hurricane Ian cut access to safe water supplies.
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Coastal hospitals are still at high risk, nearly two decades after Hurricane Katrina’s flood disaster at Memorial Medical Center shocked the world.
Hurricane Ian pounded western Cuba on Sept. 26, 2022, on its way to the Florida coast.
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For some people, the risks associated with leaving can seem more dangerous than the storm.
Flying into Hurricane Harvey aboard a a P-3 Hurricane Hunter nicknamed Kermit in 2018.
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The meteorologist leading NOAA’s 2022 hurricane field program describes flying through eyewalls and the technology in these airborne labs for tracking rapid intensification in real time.
Hurricane Ian gained strength as it headed over warm waters off Cuba on Sept. 26, 2022.
Much of the state is at risk of heavy rainfall, and the coast could see devastating storm surge, particularly around Tampa Bay.
Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia.
How do the narrow ribbons of sand that line the Atlantic and Gulf coasts withstand the force of hurricanes? The answer lies in their shape-shifting abilities.