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Monday, June 25, 2018

#EndorseThis: Agent Mulder Tells Samantha Bee’s Detectives What’s Actually Wrong With FEMA

FEMA’s two biggest foul-ups of modern times have happened with Republicans in the White House. The human toll of storms like Katrina and Maria has been enormous, but the screwball failures of FEMA under Bush and Trump have made each respective disaster worse. Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal has been in Puerto Rico this week, learning first-hand […]

March 30, 2018
Puerto Rico

No, Mr. President — The Puerto Rico Crisis Is Not About You

When the going gets tough, the tough go golfing. Doubtless in years to come, every home in Puerto Rico will proudly display replicas of the golfing trophy President Trump dedicated to the brave citizens of the beleaguered island to memorialize Hurricane Maria. Unless I miss my guess, will soon be peddling them along with […]

October 3, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Closing In On Florida As Haiti Death Toll Rises

“If you’re reluctant to evacuate, just think about all the people … already killed,” said Florida Gov. Rick Scott. “Time is running out. This is clearly either going to have a direct hit or come right along the coast.”

October 6, 2016
A man throws flood damaged material into a pile of debris in St. Amant, Louisiana, U.S., August 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Making Sense Of The Louisiana Flooding: How Bad Is It?

The Red Cross has already called the flooding the worst natural disaster on American soil since Hurricane Sandy, four years ago. The scope of the flooding is difficult to grasp.

August 22, 2016

8 Reasons Chris Christie Shouldn’t Be President (Other Than Bridgegate)

We didn’t have time to list all of them.

June 29, 2015
man in electric chair

This Week In Crazy: And God Created The Electric Chair

Capital punishment is God’s gift to America! Hillary Clinton is such a sure thing, people already want to impeach her! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 29, 2015

Texans Don’t Like Federal Aid. Until They Need It.

As floodwaters ravaged Central Texas, President Obama reached out to the state Tuesday afternoon to pledge the full cooperation and support of the Federal Government, exactly the kind of aid Texas has desperately needed and vocally rejected for so long.

May 27, 2015
Climate Change, Environment, FEMA, Disaster Preparedness, Governors, Funds

FEMA To States: No Climate Planning, No Money

In order to receive disaster preparedness funds from FEMA, governors who deny man-made climate change will have to challenge their beliefs.

March 19, 2015

Audit: FEMA Mishandled Florida Hurricane Payments

A decade later, federal officials are still cleaning up after the hurricanes that hit Florida in 2004 and 2005.

January 9, 2015

FEMA Will Look At Superstorm Sandy Claims Payouts

By Herb Jackson, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) WASHINGTON — Under pressure from Northeast senators, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Wednesday that an independent government watchdog will examine whether anti-fraud efforts are shortchanging victims of Superstorm Sandy. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate also indicated at a Senate subcommittee hearing that the government […]

July 31, 2014

Christie Admits Sandy Recovery ‘Has Not Gone Perfectly’

By John Reitmeyer, The Record (Hackensack, NJ) BELMAR, NJ — From dunes to dredging to getting more people back in their homes, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent more than an hour Tuesday talking about New Jersey’s ongoing recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Belmar was hit hard by the 2012 storm, and many people in the region […]

March 26, 2014

Displaced Sandy Residents Face Deadline To Move From Temporary Housing

By Karen Sudol, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, NJ — Marina Pesheva had already moved her family from her Superstorm Sandy-flooded home in Keansburg, NJ, to the decommissioned Fort Monmouth military base, where she temporarily resides with her husband, two children and two dogs. Now, she’s being told she needs to vacate the Fort Monmouth one-bedroom […]

March 6, 2014

‘Snowmaggedon’ Takes Aim At Winter-Weary U.S. East

Washington (AFP) – A major storm blowing in heavy snow and ice gripped large swaths of the winter-weary United States early on Thursday, leaving a dozen people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes. Thousands of travelers were stranded as flights, including at major air hubs in Atlanta and New York, […]

February 13, 2014

Obama Visits FEMA Storm Center To Check On Hurricane

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s command center on Saturday as Hurricane Irene began making its way up the East Coast, and 6,500 American troops were told to be ready in case they are needed for relief work. The center helps coordinate the government’s response to natural disasters such […]

August 27, 2011