This week I have seen 3 sets of remarks from federal officials that try to make it clear that the response to H. Sandy did not repeat the problems from H.Sandy.
Senate Committee on Homeland Security, March 20. Hurricane Sandy: Getting the Recovery Right and the Value of Mitigation. See testimony by: (1) Sec. Donovan, HUD, and (2) Craig Fugate, FEMA
Also see (3) Sandy Shows How FEMA Has Changed, by Michael Byrne. Federal Coordinating Officer for New York.
I’ve been following this one closely, as it directly affects a family member who lives with a mobility disability. Many of the problems I’ve seen reported on after Katrina still exist and affected her after Sandy. Planning to do a lot more writing on this topic…