Greg Allen

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Visitors Slowly Returning To Virgin Islands After Hurricanes' Destruction

Friday, February 02, 2018

With tourism way down after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Virgin Islands have lost their main economic engine at a time when it's most needed. But recovery is gradually happening.


Florida Receives Offshore Drilling Exemption; Others Want It, Too

Thursday, January 11, 2018

In Florida, some are calling the Trump administration's announcement that the state is exempt from a plan to expand offshore drilling a political stunt to help Gov. Rick Scott.


Florida Officials Struggling To Find Affordable Housing For Locals Months After Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

With trailer parks destroyed and hundreds of homes ruined by Hurricane Irma, rents have skyrocketed and housing has become unaffordable for many in the Florida Keys. Local officials are scrambling to find ways to provide low-cost rentals affordable for waitresses, fishing guides and others vital to the area's tourist economy.


Hurricane Highlights Long-Term Flooding Problems In Bonita Springs, Fla.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Bonita Springs, a Florida community hit hard by Hurricane Irma, has mostly recovered. Residents and officials now know what to do about low-lying neighborhoods likely to flood again in the future.


Puerto Rico Family Celebrates Their First Christmas In Florida

Monday, December 25, 2017

Grisel Robles, her husband and daughter relocated to Florida after Hurricane Maria. After 3 months of uncertainty, they moved into their own apartment in Fort Lauderdale to get ready for Christmas.


NTSB Shares Recommendations For Maritime Shipping Industry In El Faro Report

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report on Tuesday after the death of 33 mariners in the 2015 on the cargo ship El Faro. A key question remaining is why the captain ignored forecasts and sailed directly into Hurricane Joaquin.


Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

Sunday, December 10, 2017

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.


'We Don't Feel Safe Here': Building A Post-Hurricane Life In Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hurricane season is ending but rebuilding in Puerto Rico is just starting and will take years. Residents of Cataño describe the impact Hurricane Maria had on their once peaceful and safe neighborhood.


Puerto Rico's Medical Manufacturers Worry Federal Tax Plan Could Kill Storm Recovery

Monday, November 27, 2017

Drug companies and medical device makers in Puerto Rico are still struggling with power and staffing shortages. One device manufacturer says the future of his industry on the island is uncertain.


Restoring Power To Puerto Rico Remains A Herculean Task

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Efforts to restore the power grid have suffered setbacks in recent days. It's one reason more than 150,000 Puerto Ricans have left the island for Florida and other states since Hurricane Maria.


When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

Thursday, November 16, 2017

These days, Puerto Rico's monumental power restoration effort involves helicopters dropping 100-foot towers into the mountains and a "big dance" of crews, equipment and expertise.


Thousands Of Puerto Ricans Are Still In Shelters. Now What?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A severe housing shortage is forcing emergency managers to look off the island to find temporary housing. But many Puerto Ricans don't want to leave.


Frustration Mounts Over Puerto Rico's 'New Normal' As Federal Troops Leave The Island

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Army officials say they're beginning a drawdown of federal troops on Puerto Rico, even as many homes still lack power and clean drinking water.


Opioid Commission Delivers Recommendations

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A commission chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has delivered a long list of recommendations to President Trump in its final report on the country's opioid crisis.


Doctors React To Trump's Opioid Emergency Declaration

Friday, October 27, 2017

Doctors and others working on the country's opioid epidemic are welcoming President Trump's declaration of a public health emergency, but they say it's not enough.


Opioid Crisis: Does A 'Public Health Emergency' Go Far Enough?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The White House says it will declare a public health emergency in response to the opioid crisis, as opposed to a national emergency. Many are disappointed with a plan that does not allocate new funds.


Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The move stops short of declaring a national emergency, which the president had pledged to do.


University Of Florida Officials Brace For White Nationalist's Speech

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The campus in Gainesville is on high alert. It's intended to prevent an outbreak of violence around a speech, scheduled for later Thursday by White Nationalist Richard Spencer.


Congressional Aid Could Help Puerto Rico Create Sustainable Economy

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The U.S. House is expected to pass a $36 billion relief package including billions for Puerto Rico. Although Congress is not expected to revisit the island's $74 billion debt, analysts say the infusion of federal aid may help revive Puerto Rico's stagnant economy.


Puerto Rico Struggling With Many Issues After Hurricane Maria

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Puerto Ricans say their island remains paralyzed because of a lack of diesel distribution owing to a lack of truck drivers. Additionally, there are concerns that there are many more Hurricane Maria-related deaths than the 16 confirmed so far.