Category Archives: Hurricane Maria

FEMA’s Plan for PR Criticized

From Politico: FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane. In preparing for the storm, the disaster agency failed to anticipate the level of damage or extent of federal involvement required. The federal government significantly underestimated the potential damage to Puerto Rico … Continue reading

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Surprising Facts about H. Maria

From the Weather Channel this report re Hurricane Maria.10 Jaw Dropping Findings from the NHC’s Final Hurricane Maria Report.  The focus is on the meteorology aspects, but the finding are indeed scary. Thanks to Ian McLean for the citation.

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Concerns in PR and FL re 2018 Hurricane Season

Concern is growing in those places still recovering from 2017 hurricanes about the coming of the 2018 hurricane season, as of the first of June. See: Puerto Rico running out of time as storm season nears, FEMA says Florida Keys … Continue reading

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Articles Comparing Hurricane Responses

The original Politico Article: How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico. A POLITICO investigation shows a persistent double standard in the president’s handling of relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. The rebuttal from HSToday: What Politico Missed in … Continue reading

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Conflicted Recovery Planning in PR

Article by Naomi Klein: The Battle for Paradise; In the Rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and Ultrarich “Puertopians” Are Locked in a Pitched Struggle Over How to Remake the Island

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Good News: Progress in USVI

U.S. Virgin Islands on Road to Recovery Six Months After Hurricanes

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New Worry About Puerto Rico’s Debt

In Puerto Rico, a skirmish over how much debt the bankrupt island can handle. Will the money go to bondholders or to disaster victims? Yet another unique problem that PR has and one that poses serious concerns for the recovery … Continue reading

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