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FEMA Remained Silent In The Frantic Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria In Puerto Rico, According To Newly Released Emails

The response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has its fair share of horror stories to this point. Six months since the storm devastated the island territory, there are still plenty of issues and needs for those living there. 625 more words

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More on the DHS OIG Reports

Last weekend, the Diva did a posting titled What the Heck is This About, which dealt with the decision of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at Dept. 119 more words


Hurricane Maria: The Forgotten Dying People Of Puerto Rico


‘We are the forgotten people’: It’s been almost six months since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Ricans are still dying… 6,704 more words


FEMA is preparing for the future. "Climate change" isn’t part of it.

(Source: www.vox.com)

The United States is still reeling from last year’s megadisasters. Puerto Rico lingers in the longest blackout in US history after Hurricane Maria tore through the island, and the scorched earth left behind from… 565 more words


FEMA's New Strategic Plan

From HSToday, this announcement: FEMA Strategic Plan Centers on Community Resiliency, Catastrophe Prep, Less Red Tape.   From the forward:

The most important lesson from the challenging disasters of 2017 is that success is best delivered through a system that is federally supported, state managed, and locally executed,” FEMA Administrator Brock Long says in the plan’s foreword.

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Today in disaster resilience (16 March 2018)

Please find links below to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Queensland floods: Mammoth clean-up and more rain to come https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/12/05/38/queensland-floods-mammoth-clean-up-as-potential-cyclone-looms… 1,966 more words


Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, March 14, 2018


The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on Preparedness, Response, and Rebuilding:  Lessons from the 2017 Disasters on March 15.  Members will have the opportunity to direct questions to a panel of federal witnesses and state/local stakeholders that include FEMA Administrator Brock Long (his first appearance before the Committee), San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto, and state/territorial government representatives from emergency operations in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.  219 more words

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