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Federal emergency funds benefit richer, whiter communities, studies show

An analysis found that emergency funding has disproportionately benefited wealthier communities with higher rates of white, non-Hispanic residents.

Hurricane Michael blasted Florida with up to 155 mph winds. Here’s how it compares to other destructive storms in US history.

Here's how Hurricanes Florence and Michael compare to other devastating storms that have hit the US in recent history. In many cases, the wind speed isn't the only factor in how costly the storms were.
Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas, from aboard the International Space Station.

The 16 most destructive hurricanes in US history

The US has seen plenty of catastrophic and costly storms during hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, which lasts from June through November. Single events have caused billions of dollars in damage.
Unfortunately, large-scale data breaches aren't the only opportunity for criminals to steal your information.

Thieves are using regular people’s names and identities to swindle the US government in a new scam that puts anyone at risk

Equifax exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans — and fraudsters may be using that data to apply for FEMA disaster relief.
People are rescued from a neighborhood flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, August 28, 2017.

The Coast Guard chief describes how the US remains unprepared to deal with the effects of climate change

The US military, despite Trump's directives otherwise, has continued to prepare for the effects of climate change, but the US public still has work to do.

The ‘extremely active’ 2017 hurricane season is finally over — here are the insane records it set

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a top-10 hurricane season by most metrics. It set a few all-time records as well.

Auto-dealers’ stocks got a bump after the hurricanes — but that appears to be ending

The hurricanes wrecked so many cars that they gave a boost to auto sales, as well as automakers' and auto-dealers' stocks.

Incredible NASA satellite footage shows the most destructive hurricanes of 2017 so far

NASA satellite footage shows the most destructive hurricanes of 2017 so far. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria are featured.

Trump defends Melania for wearing stilettos before flights to hurricane-ravaged areas: She ‘wants to look good leaving the front entrance’...

Trump in an interview defended his wife Melania over backlash she received for wearing stiletto heels before boarding flights to hurricane-ravaged areas.
People are rescued from a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water, remnants of Hurricane Harvey, on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Here’s how the hurricanes Irma and Harvey affected the job market

"Our analysis suggests that the net effect of these hurricanes was to reduce the estimate of total nonfarm payroll employment for September."