Hurricane Maria was a deadly Category 5 hurricane that devastated the northeastern Caribbean in September 2017, particularly Dominica, Saint Croix, and Puerto Rico. It is regarded as the worst natural disaster in recorded history to affect those islands
This report explains in detail the rationale for launching the multi-year effort to study how critical buildings performed during the 2017 Hurricane Maria, as well as how emergency communications systems worked beside the summary of progress to date.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Department of Commerce
Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 caused widespread damage to coral reefs in the State of Florida and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These damages were measured in post-storm surveys of reefs and assessed in terms of their impact on reef condition and
This graphic novella provides ethical representations of developing country contexts through Natalia, the novella's protagonist, whose story is about how low-income Puerto Rican families recovered from the impacts of 2017's Hurricane Maria.
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester
A new study analyzing Puerto Rico’s hurricane history finds 2017’s Maria had the highest average rainfall of the 129 storms to have struck the island in the past 60 years. The new study adds to the growing body of evidence that human-caused warming is making extreme weather events like these more common, according to the authors.
New research reveals that Hurricane Maria killed twice as many trees outright as previous storms, and broke more than three times as many trunks in Puerto Rico. With climate change expected to contribute to bigger, more frequent storms, future disasters could permanently alter forests across much of the Atlantic tropics by limiting biodiversity.
Using satellite-based soil moisture data and correlating this with the distribution of landslides during Hurricane Maria, this paper suggests that the future use of soil moisture data could enable assessments of regional landslide susceptibility prior to
This Results in Resilience story describes how the Africa Caribbean Pacific-European Union Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (ACP-EU NDRR) Program has supported Dominica following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, through a first project to conduct a Post
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Hurricane Maria was one of the most devastating storms in United States history. The tremendous force of the hurricane, along with the associated wind, rain, flooding, and critical infrastructure damage, caused incredible disruption to lives and