Hurricane

A family that rode out Hurricane Ian arrives at a dock to be evacuated by boat from Florida’s Pine Island on Oct. 2, 2022. The only bridge to the island was heavily damaged, so the island can only be reached by boat or air.

Climate change isn’t just changing the weather, it’s changing our children

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content offer viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. A family who weathered Hurricane Ian arrive at a dock to be evacuated by boat from Pine Island in Florida on October 2, 2022. The only bridge to the …

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A flooded street is seen in the Juana Matos neighborhood of Catano, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2022, after Hurricane Fiona hit.

Hurricane Fiona reveals ‘pain and anger’

In the days following Hurricane Fiona, Dr. Brenda Rivera-García sat at her home without power, water, and Wi-Fi in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was stuck listening to the hum of the generators powering neighborhood homes, drowning out the merry coquis that chirped all night. The sad, humming “lullaby” sound reflected the island’s collective grief, …

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Hurricane Ian did not approach Louisiana.  But it could still disrupt our insurance market.

Hurricane Ian did not approach Louisiana. But it could still disrupt our insurance market.

Hurricane Ian, the first deadly cyclone of 2022, missed Louisiana by hundreds of miles. But the devastating Category 4 storm, which caused damage estimated in the tens of billions of dollars, could still make its presence felt here by further disrupting Louisiana’s faltering property insurance market. The two hurricane-prone states have many insurers in common. …

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Study: Pregnant women during Super Hurricane Sandy are more likely to have children with mental health issues

Study: Pregnant women during Super Hurricane Sandy are more likely to have children with mental health issues

Children who were in their mothers’ wombs during Super Hurricane Sandy had significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues as preschoolers, a newly published study finds. which included the finds of children from Long Island. Children exposed to Sandy in utero were nearly 17 times more likely to suffer from depression …

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