From the Wash Post: These tips for extending usefulness of cell phones during and after disasters.
On Sept. 24: From the Wash Post: Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico as a Category 1 storm. Flooding still wrought havoc. FEMA allocated billions for disaster mitigation after Maria. Few projects have gotten underway.
From the Wash Post, this editorial opinion piece: A storm of red tape and incompetence battered Puerto Rico long before Fiona.
A related article from the Wash Post: FEMA tells a skeptical Puerto Rico that this time
won’t be like Hurricane Maria
From the NYTimes, this article about Puerto Rico;s power problems 5 years after the last major hurricane” On Anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Storm Leaves Puerto Rico in the Dark
From the Disaster Philanthropy organization, see this note:
|Dear Claire, I am sure you share my concern for the communities devastated by Hurricane Fiona. Although uncertainty over the storm’s full impact will last for days, if not weeks, officials anticipate the damage will be extensive. As you have grown to expect, the CDP team is tracking the devastation and loss across Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other areas of the Caribbean, while providing resources to foster effective medium and long-term recovery. As you explore how to respond, I want to make sure you have these resources at your fingertips: CDP has launched this disaster profile, updated with new information as available. I authored this blog post about our experience with hurricanes and how best to respond. We will also host a webinar specific to Hurricane Fiona. Speakers will share the latest information, including critical needs and gaps, and provide concrete takeaways for funders to effectively support relief and recovery efforts now underway. I hope you can attend.|
I also encourage you to share the invitation with anyone who may be interested:
Hurricane Fiona: Responding to disasters in island settings
When: Sep 22, 2022, 2:00 PM EST
Register Now Additionally, CDP will support families and communities throughout the storm’s path as they work to rebuild and recover through our Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund. Please let me know if we can provide any further information or help in any way. My best, Regine
|Regine A. Webster | she/her | Based in Nashville|
Vice President c: 206.972.0187 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with us: @funds4disaster | disasterphilanthropy.org
From REMS: New Recovery Support Information for Schools
Editorial Opinion from WashPost: After ‘a massive global failure’ on covid, what happens the next time?
From Politico: 6 charts that show how money and influence shaped the world’s Covid plan. Four leading health organizations played a major part in envisioning and founding critical programs to develop, secure and distribute Covid tests, vaccines and treatments.
From Time: Rising Seas Are Going to Create a Huge Property Tax Headache for Coastal Communities. Thanks to Elaine Sudanowicz for the citation.
From HSToday this 41 page report: Coast Guard Unprepared for Tsunamis, GAO Says. A full rupture of the Cascadian Subduction Zone fault could injure over 107,000 people, result in nearly 14,000 deaths, and severely damage approximately 620,000 buildings, 2,000 schools, 100 hospitals, and all seaports on the Pacific Northwest coast.
New Congressional Research Service Report (34 pp): Management of the Colorado River: Water Allocations, Drought, and the Federal Role