Protecting people who evacuated during Hurricane Laura from COVID-19 has added a new layer of responsibility for agencies, cities, and organizations.
Fifteen years after the storm, the former leader of the Department of Defense’s response talks about his environmental advocacy work, disaster preparation, and the pandemic.
With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.
The coronavirus pandemic has stalled local economies still reeling from the effects of recent hurricanes.
COVID-19 response is stretching already thin resources in counties along the Gulf Coast.
Local officials and nonprofits are working together to address residents’ safety during the pandemic, which may coincide with hurricane season.
Residents say flooding emergencies highlight the urgency of long-overlooked regional needs like infrastructure investment.