From Politico: Where we are now: New York City after a year in the grip of pandemic. Much of New York is still waiting to recover and bracing for what could be permanent changes to the biggest city in America.
From the Guardian: Ban on US water shutoffs could have prevented thousands of Covid deaths – study. Researchers say half a million infections might have been stopped if more states had suspended disconnections during pandemic
From the Wash Post: Trump officials hindered at least nine key oversight probes, watchdogs said. Some may finally be released in coming months.
Some of the reports were of disaster efforts, including aid to Puerto Rico.
From Inside Climate News: With Lengthening Hurricane Season, Meteorologists Will Ditch Greek Names and Start Forecasts Earlier. Record ocean warmth means 2021 could be another busy year for tropical storms in the Atlantic.
FEMA Risk Assessment Seminar, virtual, planned for March 24.
From GovTech: FEMA Grant Could Relieve Effects of ‘Environmental Racism’0
For decades, residents in Centreville, Ill., and other economically challenged cities in the area have suffered from sewage and flooding problems that could be addressed by a $22 million FEMA grant.