FEMA


Comparing COVID-19 and Hurricane María Disaster Responses

The eery similarities between the disastrous federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane María in Puerto Rico in 2017 keep on coming. You can find my thoughts and comparisons of the two on the Facebook page for the new book, Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane María Survivors, […]


FEMA, Housing and the Loss of Wealth

Puerto Rico hurricane evacuees in the Orlando area will begin fleeing FEMA-sponsored short-term housing as soon as next week, with others to follow in March 20. Calls began months ago to pressure the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend the deadline for the dozens of people who are still grappling […]


Trump Politicizes Hurricane Tragedy in Puerto Rico 1 comment

In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump has politicized the hurricane tragedy in Puerto Rico, where 3.4 million Puerto Ricans are desperately coping without water, electricity, work, cash, low food supplies and much more. When Harvey flooded Houston, Trump didn’t tweet about the city’s lack of zoning codes and […]