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Today is March 8, 2021. But somewhere on the internet, there’s undoubtedly someone marking it as another date — March 373rd. Or is it 374th?

Honestly, I’ve lost track, which I guess is the entire joke.

For many in the United States, March 2020 was the month the impact of…


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When Harold Hughes first heard the winter weather predictions on February 14, he was skeptical — what exactly did they mean by icy weather in Austin, Texas? But when Hughes looked out the window that night, he could already see the snow coming down. …


Note: This was originally published as the September 10th edition of my newsletter, My World’s On Fire. I’m sharing it here as well to amplify the voices of this community impacted by Hurricane Laura as residents prepare for a second potentially devastating storm, Hurricane Delta, this Friday.

Twitter is what…


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By the time Victoria Sinclaire pulled out of her driveway on the morning of November 8, 2018, the house next to hers was on fire.

When she picked up her grandmother from a nearby mobile park, the morning sky had turned dark; the street ahead of her was illuminated orange…

Colleen Hagerty

Colleen Hagerty is a freelance multimedia journalist specializing in disaster reporting. More at www.colleenhagerty.com.

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