Besides Hurricane Maria, only one other category 5 hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico in over 150 years – the San Felipe Segundo that hit the island in 1928. In more recent history, Hurricane Georges, a category 3 storm, hit the island in 1998 causing significant destruction. In this Part 1 of our series on...more

Frail Housing Market Before Hurricane Maria Prior to Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico faced significant fiscal challenges, including high rates of debt, poverty, and unemployment coupled with a frail housing market. According to Puerto Rico’s Officer of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, more than 5,700 homes were foreclosed in 2016, which is more than double the foreclosures from a...more

There are 16 wildfires burning in California. One of the largest fires is the Carr Fire near Redding. The Carr Fire has been burning for more than three weeks and as of mid-August, it has not been fully contained. It has destroyed more than 1,000 homes and over 200,000 acres, making it one of the largest wildfires in California’s history.   To...more