There’s something you won’t see in this drone video of the island of Barbuda, released by GlobalMedic overnight. Humans. Read more →
They’re the crews who piled into their trucks from points far away — including from Minnesota and Wisconsin — and drove to Florida for the overtime pay and privilege of touching electric wires and listening to the occasional complaint from some people that their electricity wasn’t restored yet after Hurricane Irma. Read more →
For our occasional series — The Beauty of Disasters — we give you this before-and-after shot from space of the water surrounding Florida. Read more →
The TV coverage of Hurricane Irma has renewed the long debate over whether journalists have a responsibility to lead by example, or whether we need the showbiz aspect of their work to understand the story they’re telling. Read more →
Here’s a political ad — sort of — that won’t have you throwing things at the TV. Read more →
In Florida, the people who aren’t evacuating are preparing to withstand whatever Hurricane Irma has planned for them.
That includes Pam Brekke, of Sanford, who drove 30 miles to a Lowe’s when she heard the store was getting a shipment of 216 generators. Read more →
In times of national tragedy, it must be difficult for the politics-obsessed among us to resist a ‘serves ’em right’ smugness. Garrison Keillor couldn’t. Read more →
There may be no other job on the planet that seems as risky as the one Nick Underwood does.
He’s a hurricane hunter and today he was on the crew that flew a plane — intentionally — into Hurricane Irma, providing this video this afternoon on Facebook.
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