Disaster Readiness

Is FEMA prepared for weather catastrophes?


Record-setting weather events devastated large parts of the United States in 2017 and early this year, including deadly wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes in California, ensuing mudslides and hurricanes that flooded the Southeast and obliterated communities in Puerto Rico. The disasters have severely strained the Federal Emergency Management Agency, prompting questions about whether the government is equipped to deal with natural disasters that scientists say are becoming more frequent ...

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