Here is some useful information that provides more details about the changes in recovery that FEMA is making. If is from the STATEMENT OF MICHAEL BYRNE, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, FIELD OPERATIONS DIRECTORATE, FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, USDHS BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT & GOVERNMENT REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. See: Bureaucratic Challenges to Response and Recovery in Puerto Rico; March 2018.
If you are an investor or a developer with an interest in coastal properties, you are being bombarded with evidence of climate change in the form of sea level rise and its consequences. In the academic community, many interested in the business of coastal development have begun to take into account information from climate scientists and have expressed frustration that government regulators are not doing so.
So far hundreds of people have died and millions have been displaced from torrential rains and landslides. These photosshow destruction that looks similar to that from the Sendai earthquake and tsunami — massive damage.