Amid Chaos of Storms, U.S. Shows It Has Improved Its Response

Technology, building codes, weather forecasts and a more sophisticated understanding of mass evacuation helped keep the death toll low, experts say.

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...

Brock Long, the FEMA Chief, Faces Test in Back-to-Back Hurricanes

The emergency management agency is stretched by disaster response from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as fires and severe storms elsewhere in the country.

Senate Votes to Raise Debt Limit and Approves $15 Billion in Hurricane Relief

The Republican-led chamber reluctantly approved the new debt ceiling after the surprising deal reached by President Trump and the Democratic leadership on Wednesday.