How inequality grows in the aftermath of hurricanes

These seven articles illustrate that post-hurricane recovery efforts too often show disregard for poor and powerless communities.

Hurricanes level a lot of things, but structures of inequality are not among those disrupted. What happens in the years after these big storms can lay bare how those structures make disaster recovery much, much harder for the relatively poor and powerless. Specifics vary from place to place, but certain common inequities and injustices stand out.

SueEllen Campbell, July 2020