Puerto Rico: urgently needed tarps delayed by failed $30m Fema contract

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Fema paid a newly created Florida company for tarps to help the thousands of beings left homeless after Hurricane Maria, but the company couldnt deliver After Hurricane Maria marred dozens of thousands of residences in Puerto Rico, a newly founded Florida company with an unproven account triumphed more than $30 m in contracts from the […]

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Six weeks after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans still waiting for help from Fema

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Federal agency still hobbled by deficiency of electricity and reliable cell and internet services stopping Puerto Ricans from coming the help they desperately need Online aid forms that can’t be filled out because there’s no internet. Follow-up announces missed because cellphones can’t get a signal. Federal officials who can’t speak Spanish and leave genealogies waiting […]

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‘It feels like Dominica is finished’: life amid the ruins left by Hurricane Maria | Janise Elie

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With almost every building marred or reduced to rubble , no power and little irrigate, survivors of Septembers hurricanes are relying on protects and a run of aid When it rains or the wind blows in the minuscule fish village of Scotts Head, a very young tenants run for extend. With Dominica’s once-lush landscape seriously […]

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California fires took thousands of homes. Now rent in hardest-hit areas is soaring

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The destroying wildfires have forced beings to take refuge in shelters, commons, even their automobiles, while data appears to show a abrupt spike in rental prices Last week, Jeff Sugarman escaped his burning home in Santa Rosa, California. This week he faced the frights of the region’s casing market. One of the first inquiries Sugarman […]

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Hurricane Maria pushes Puerto Rico’s struggling hospitals to crisis point

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The health infrastructure was already in crisis before Hurricane Maria now a majority of small island developing 69 infirmaries are without energy or oil for generators Since Puerto Rico has been divested naked: in much of the island all that remains upholding are concrete designs and trees flayed to the bark. Streets are hushed but […]

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A tale of two Irmas: rich Miami ready for tumult as poor Miami waits and hopes

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As the typhoon approaches, the rich occupants of Miami Beach can afford to play golf, their residences primary to weather the wind and rainfall. In Liberty City, only a few miles away, theyre bridging their fingers This is a tale of two Irmas. First, there’s the Hurricane leaving a path of misery in its wake. […]

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Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. Its here; its happening | Bill McKibben

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Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, light fires, shortages: all of them tell us one thing we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast, says Bill McKibben, a columnist and the founder of the environment safarus 350. org For the reason of retaining situations manageable, let’s keep the discussion to a single continent […]

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‘We don’t have anything’: landlords demand rent on flooded Houston homes

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Displaced households say they are struggling to pay fee on damaged dwells, as an acute building crisis tractions south-east Texas after Hurricane Harvey Rocio Fuentes weighed up the cost of going some new sofas for her brand-new apartment in Pasadena, Texas, and chose their own families fund could just about elongate to it. Just one […]

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Theres a disaster much worse than Texas. But no one talks about it | Jonathan Freedland

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A long way from Houston, America and Britain are helping to cause the worlds bad humanitarian crisis, writes the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland A quick quiz. No Googling , no bestow, but off the highest level of your manager: “what youre” the world’s worst humanitarian disaster? If you nominated once-in-a-thousand-years cataclysm– now happening with scaring […]

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The school beneath the wave: the unimaginable tragedy of Japans tsunami

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The long predict: In 2011 a tsunami engulfed Japans north-east coast. More than 18,000 parties were killed. Six years later, in one community, survivors are still tormented by a disastrous split-second decision The earthquake that struck Japan on Friday 11 March 2011 was the fourth most powerful in the stories of seismology. It beat the […]

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