After a Dozen Hurricanes and 40 Years, What Has Changed and What Has Not.

By JOSEPH B. TREASTER September 12, 2017 MIAMI — Every hurricane tells a story. Hurricane Andrew in 1992, with a 17-foot storm surge and winds so intense that they destroyed the gauges meant to measure them, was the disaster that changed...

White House Memo: Harvey Gives Trump a Chance to Reclaim the Presidential High Ground

Hurricanes are political events, benchmarks by which a president’s abilities are measured. But many of those in Mr. Trump’s orbit are worried he won’t be self-controlled enough to maximize the moment.

How Does Hurricane Harvey Compare With Katrina? Here’s What We Know

By SHAILA DEWAN and JOHN SCHWARTZ August 28, 2017 A late August hurricane menacing the Gulf Coast. Residents plucked from rooftops. A convention center repurposed as an emergency shelter. A test of a presidency. Although it is still unfolding,...