Nursing Home Deaths in Florida Heighten Scrutiny of Disaster Planning

By NEIL REISNER and SHERI FINK September 14, 2017 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — After an estimated 215 people died in hospitals and nursing homes in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, policy makers realized that the nation’s health care...

The Battered Southeast Grapples With Irma’s Aftermath

By JESS BIDGOOD, EMILY COCHRANE and DANA GOLDSTEIN September 12, 2017 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Stressed and exhausted families across the Southeast were assessing the damage from Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, even as flooding from the storm...

Damp, Dark and Disarrayed, Florida Starts Coping With Irma’s Aftermath

By ALEXANDER BURNS September 11, 2017 Florida emerged from Hurricane Irma on Monday as a landscape of blacked-out cities, shuttered gas stations, shattered trees and flooded streets, while the now-weakened storm kept sweeping northward. Major streets...

In Florida, a Storm’s Fright Gives Way to a Blackout’s Hassles

By VIVIAN YEE September 11, 2017 For most Floridians, the scary part of Hurricane Irma is past. Now comes the sticky part. Though the storm fell short of the direst forecasts of raw destruction, it was starting to make up for that with the discomfort and...