Tag: natural disaster
Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover.
“In the wake of these reports, I am particularly concerned about the fact that HUD has halted the disbursement of billions of dollars of housing recovery funds for Puerto Rico and other states and territories affected by recent disasters as a result of the President's ongoing government shutdown.”
"None of us have any clue as to how bad it's going to be."
Last week, President Trump generated widespread criticism when he falsely claimed on Twitter that thousands of people did not die in the two storms, even as a Harvard study estimated the death toll may top 4,600.
The Trump administration has reallocated nearly $10 million from FEMA’s budget to ICE to pay for detention space and deportations.
"For many (most?) places, the worst of Florence's flooding is still on the way. Still expecting record or near-record flooding across a large part of North Carolina in the days to come."
"The storm has never been more dangerous than it is right now."
Twenty-two legislators recently demanded answers regarding Hurricane Maria’s updated fatality count, which is nearly 50 times higher than previous official estimates.
People up and down the coast are preparing for extreme flooding and what the National Hurricane Center is calling a “life-threatening storm surge.”
Not everyone is struggling. In fact, some actually benefit economically from these extreme weather events.
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