Fires and Storms Push Demand for Emergency Shelter to a New High

New York Times | Oct 1, 2020 at 7:58 PM
  • Americans have spent far more time in emergency housing than in any year during the past decade, smashing 2017’s full-year record with three months left to go.
  • The Red Cross has provided 807,454 nights of shelter to disaster victims nationwide through Sept. 25.
  • The surge reflects the growing toll of climate change, as the country has staggered from disaster to disaster.