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8.30.19

Why Hurricane Dorian's Conditions Are Nearly Perfect to Devastate Florida

Every single county in Florida has declared a state of emergency.

8.28.19

Puerto Ricans Aren’t Just Preparing for Hurricane Dorian: 'We’re Preparing for the Government to Fail Us'

Puerto Ricans have little faith that their government will provide any relief after the storm hits.

5.8.18

Deadly Lava from Hawaii's Volcano Is Still Swallowing Everything in Its Path

Cars, homes, and entire roads are disappearing under waves of molten rock.

9.27.17

Trump's Response to Puerto Rico Is Shameful

FEMA is delivering aid, and Trump has promised to visit. But as you might expect, the president is making a horrible situation worse with bizarre, defensive statements.

8.27.15

Living with My Post-Katrina Survivor's Guilt

While others lost everything, I stayed in FEMA-funded hotel rooms and lapped up pity from those who saw my Louisiana license plate. Instead of character, all I got out of Katrina was a party-friendly anecdote.

11.12.14

One Brave YouTube Channel Dares to Ask: What Do Musicians Think About a Bunch of Batshit Conspiracies?

Check out your favorite musicians confirming or denying your favorite conspiracy theories.

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9.16.13

Why Did FEMA Ground a Flood-Mapping Drone in Colorado?

In the largest disaster response since Hurricane Katrina, Chris Miser, owner of a small drone company, thinks he can help map the devastation. FEMA? Not so much.

7.17.13

Anonymous Leaked Hundreds of Hacked FEMA Email Addresses

In a document containing non-sensitive data pulled from FEMA's system, the hacker collective wrote that the attack was designed as a reminder that it would continue to fight against government efforts to police the internet.

6.3.13

Obedience School

Have you ever tried to mop up the floodwaters of a squirter? FEMA and the Red Cross combined would be ill-equipped to handle the task; there just aren’t enough sandbags on earth to hold back those tides. Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath was nothing compared...