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What Life Is Like For A Million People In Puerto Rico Who Still Don’t Have Power

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, If you ever wondered what it would look like if the grid collapsed here on the mainland, the island of Puerto Rico is a tragic, real-life case study. These stories show us what life is like for more than a million people who STILL don’t have […]


US Manufacturing Shrugs Off Fires, Floods, & Storms In October But ISM Disappoints

Against disappointing China PMIs, US Manufacturing PMI surged back near 2017 highs in October – shrugging off the efects of recent storms, floods, and wildfires – with factory jobs near their best since the financial crisis and gains broadening out to smaller firms too. However, ISM Manufacturing disappointed, falling back from 13 year highs. So […]


ADP Private Payrolls Highest Since March: Jump 235K In Post-Hurricane Rebound

Following September’s big hurricane-precipitated slowdown in the labor market, moments ago ADP reported that in September private payrolls rebounded from a downward revised 110K (from 135K), which was still significantly higher than the BLS’ own negative print, to 235K beating expectations of a 200K print (which emerged from a decided wide range of estimates, from […]


FBI Is Probing Puerto Rico’s $300 Million Power Contract With Whitefish Energy

Just a day after Puerto Rico's cash-strapped power authority on Sunday canceled its controversial $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy, a small Montana company tasked with rebuilding the island's power grid after it was completely destroyed by Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the WSJ is reporting that the FBI is looking into the circumstances surrounding the […]


What Americans Spent The Most Money On In The Third Quarter

One quarter after Americans unexpectedly spluged on recreational vehicles (and, more predictably, healthcare) US spending has returned to a more normal pattern in Q3. As we hinted at the end of August in “Harvey’s Destruction May Have Solved The Auto Industry’s Inventory Problem“, whether due to hurricanes or not, according to the BEA, which admitted […]


“God Is All I Have” – One Month In, Puerto Ricans Fight For Survival Amid Sluggish Recovery

A day after President Donald Trump gave his administration’s Puerto Rico response a “10 out of 10” during a White House meeting with the island’s Gov. Riccardo Rossello, a handful of media outlets are reporting that, one month after Maria first made landfall in southeastern Puerto Rico, many villages still don’t have access to electricity, […]


Hurricane Ravaged Dominica: “It’s All Gone” And Fighting For Survival

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, In just the blink of an eye, island life on Dominica was turned upside down.  Like Puerto Rico, Dominica was violently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, and residents are still fighting for survival. The wooden frames and scattered, water-damaged belongings are all that remains of some homes of on Dominica, which was […]


Initial Jobless Claims Crash To Lowest Since 1973

So much for the hurricane distortions of the US labor market… Just a few short weeks after initial unemployment claims jumped in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, in the latest week the DOL reported that filings for unemployment benefits tumbled to the lowest level in 45 years, or since 1973, as all those […]


House Passes $37 Billion Disaster-Aid Package

Disaster victims in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida can breath a sigh of relief. A piece of legislation authorizing $36.5 billion in aid for communities affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires easily passed the House on Thursday, despite some conservatives' concerns about the growing cost of disaster relief as wildfires raging in California – expected […]


How Vulnerable Is The Electrical Grid?

Authored by Kurt Cobb via OilPrice.com, When the electricity stops in modern civilization, pretty much everything else stops. Not even gasoline-powered vehicles can get far before they are obliged to seek a fill-up – which they cannot get because gas pumps rely on electricity to operate. When I wrote "The storms are only going to get […]


Fed’s Dudley Sent Puerto Rico A “Plane Loaded With Cash”

In the days following Hurricane Maria’s devastating blow to Puerto Rico, air traffic on the island came to a complete standstill as airport damage prevented commercial pilots from servicing the island.  That said, with the island economy grinding to a halt, San Juan International apparently managed to find a way to accept one very important […]


“We Dodged A Bullet”: Hurricane Nate Misses New Orleans, Downgraded To Tropical Depression

Residents of coastal towns and cities across the Southeastern US are breathing a sigh of relief as Hurricane Nate is rapidly weakening after twice making landfall in the Southeastern US late Saturday into early Sunday. The NHC has downgraded it to a tropical depression as it moves inland over Alabama; NHC has also discontinued all […]


Hurricane Nate Heads For Gulf Coast: Goldman Projects Dramatic Refining Slowdown

Confirming an earlier projection by Accuweather that showed Hurricane Nate will likely make landfall as a cateogry one storm somewhere between Louisiana and the Florida panhandle on Sunday, the NHC has issued a hurricane warning – the highest-priority of the agency's alert levels – for a broad swath of the Southern US stretching from Grand […]


Previewing The September “Hurricane-Disrupted” Jobs Report

Tomorrow’s hurricane-affected September jobs report will be… confusing. That is the (lack of) consensus from Wall Street analysts, who expect an average print of 80,000 (down from the 3-month average of 185K), however with huge variance on either side, with 4 economists predicting a loss of jobs, three expecting a print higher than 150K and […]


Tropical Storm Nate Forms In Caribbean, Threatens Gulf Coast Landfall As Hurricane By Weekend

With just weeks having passed since Hurricane Harvey demolished southern Texas, Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys and Hurricane Maria wiped out Puerto Rico, a new storm, Tropical Storm Nate, has just formed in the Southern Caribbean and looks set to strengthen to a hurricane just before making landfall in the Gulf this weekend.  As […]