Would putting power lines underground avoid hurricanes knocking out electricity service for millions of people? The answer is not as straightforward as it seems.
Four ways coverage of disasters can improve.
Even in areas predicted to take direct hits from hurricanes and other storms, hospitals must do all they can to stay open. It isn't an easy task, but preparation and practice help.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
After the storm is over, it's time to rebuild – and natural disasters can affect survivors' health for years to come.
Warmer oceans, higher sea levels and heavier rainfall are making the effects of hurricanes worse.
The aid and assistance Britain's Caribbean territories will need to rebuild will make highlight the fault lines in the relationship between Westminster and its former colonies.
The scale from one to five that is used to measure the destructive power of a hurricane may no longer be enough.
As hurricanes terrorise large parts of the world, many are trying to make mileage out of their destruction.
Surviving a hurricane in poor countries such as Haiti is no guarantee of surviving the secondary problem of cholera.
Social media apps are becoming as important as water, food and batteries when communities face natural disasters. One key function is helping people connect with neighbors and support each other.
Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?
The federal government created a program in 1968 to insure homes in the US from flooding, yet few of the houses hammered by Harvey's record rainfall were covered.