Hurricane Florence

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Economists calculate monetary value of 'thoughts and prayers'
US study finds Christians are willing to pay for prayers – but atheists will pay to avoid them

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Sep, 2019 @7:00 PM

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The US won't be prepared for the next natural disaster
Every $1 spent on hazard mitigation saves the nation $6 in future disaster costs, yet billions are still spent on recovery efforts

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco

18, Jan, 2019 @8:34 PM

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From Harvey to Michael: how America's year of major hurricanes unfolded
The past year has been marked by storms of record ferocity, apocalyptic damage and thousands of deaths

Oliver Milman

16, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Is climate change making hurricanes worse?
The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was expected to be ‘below normal’ but long-term trends paint a worrying picture

Daniel Levitt and Niko Kommenda

10, Oct, 2018 @3:13 PM

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World weatherwatch: Super Typhoon Trami heads for Japan as US flooding remains
Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding in US, while Super Typhoon Trami is set to make landfall in Japan

Andrew Stewart (MetDesk)

26, Sep, 2018 @8:30 PM

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A South Carolina town braces for Florence's last act: record flooding
Georgetown avoided the the worst of the storm, but flooding is now unavoidable as water flowing from inland hits the coast

Khushbu Shah in Atlanta

26, Sep, 2018 @5:00 AM

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What happens when you buy a house in a disaster zone – and no one told you?
In many states, laws don’t require sellers to disclose that a property is in a flood or wildfire area, leaving homeowners with unexpected damage and losses

Molly Peterson

25, Sep, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Millions of dead chickens and pigs found in hurricane floods
In North Carolina 3.4 million chickens and 5,500 hogs have been confirmed killed as massive lagoons are discharging fecal soup

Michael Graff in Wallace, North Carolina, with photographs by Jo-Anne McArthur

22, Sep, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Hell and high water: Florence turned familiar haunts into an alien expanse
As residents grapple with the hurricane’s devastation, they brace for the future: ‘They’re not 500-year events any more’

Michael Graff in Charlotte, North Carolina

21, Sep, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Beach rebuilding efforts won't stave off climate change impacts forever
Supplemental sand may have saved a North Carolina beach from Hurricane Florence, but some say the projects aren’t worth it

Emily Holden in Washington

20, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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'It's hyped up': climate change skeptics in the path of Hurricane Florence
Scientists say global warming is behind severe storms but many who face them don’t think humans are the problem

Adam Gabbatt in Fayetteville, North Carolina

20, Sep, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Trump pledges '100%' support during post-Florence visit to North Carolina
President tells officials they will have everything they need as more than 15,000 people remain in shelters in state

Adam Gabbatt in Goldsboro and agencies

19, Sep, 2018 @5:06 PM

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