What part – if any – does global warming play in the intensity of hurricanes? And what infrastructure failures contribute to the utter loss and destruction during extreme weather?

At least 10 people have died as a result of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma, a storm widely considered to be one of the worst on record. We speak with Univision Chicago anchor Érika Maldonado via Skype from Miami.

View of inundated areas in New Orleans following breaking of the levees surrounding the city as the result of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans. Photo was taken Sept. 11, 2005. (Lt. Cmdr. Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC)

Meet two storm survivors who moved to Chicago after the destructive storm ripped through the New Orleans area.

Just as Waukegan Harbor’s decades-long cleanup project comes to an end, low water levels and the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy keep the commercial harbor closed. Read an article.