hurricanes

Portrait of Shayla Kandell
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Puerto Rico is reeling from the damage left by Hurricane Maria. Residents of the US Territory face long lines for fuel, as millions of people have gone nearly a week without power. WKAR’s Katie Cook talked to Michigan State University students from Puerto Rico who have family on the island.

This week on Current State, we speak with a Lansing woman whose family was affected by Hurricane Irma. Also an MSU professor explains the intensity of this year's hurricanes. Learn how spiders and two Michigan companies are working to protect members of the military. Learn why Charlotte might be cheering for the Dallas Cowboys these days. Plus, the story of buying Spartans gear that turned emotional.


Hurricane Irma image
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One of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma is St. Maarten, where widespread destruction and several deaths have been reported. Rina Risper of Lansing is anxiously awaiting news on relatives on the island.


City of Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey
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Nathan Moore, associate professor of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spacial Sciences at Michigan State University talks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston.