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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) admits failures occurred in its disaster response to Hurricane Maria, due in part to hurricanes Harvey and Irma hitting the U.S. mainland in the weeks... [Read More]
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The agency, already stretched thin by California wildfires and hurricanes Harvey and Irma, was unprepared for the storm that devastated Puerto Rico. [Read More]
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency "could have better anticipated the severity of hurricanes" that last year devastated Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the agency has acknowledged. The season's rapid succession of disasters, including hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, "stretched response capabilities at all levels of government," according to a FEMA report released Thursday. The 65-page report lays out a series of miscalculations that left FEMA ill-prepared to meet residents' immediate needs and to set the stage for long-term recovery. [Read More]
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The FEMA report noted the timing of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria led to a number of logistical problems. [Read More]
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