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1 060724 htm USAToday FEMA reduces initial disaster aid after fraud
  1. Future disaster victims will get only $500 in immediate emergency aid from the government
  2. Families received up to $2,000 after Katrina.
  3. After Katrina, investigators reported that the agency handed out $2,000 debit cards without verifying the identities and addresses of those who received the cards. Investigators found that some people used the money on pornography, diamonds and vacations.
2 070416 htm USAToday Plan Delayed Hurricane F E M A
  1. A federal government plan for responding to emergencies will not be ready in time for the approaching hurricane season,
  2. Walker said the plan is an extremely complex document that will be published for comment, and FEMA wants to ensure it doesn't miss any important element or gloss over any critical issue.
  3. "We are restructuring the entire way that the federal government deals with their state and local partners in a natural disaster or a terrorist attack,"
3 070513 htm USAtoday Unprepared For Disaster U S A
  1. Many Americans haven't taken basic steps to prepare for a natural disaster and have little confidence the federal government is ready to help them if one strikes.
  2. "We probably need to step back to where we were a few years ago and depend more on ourselves and less on the government." he says. "People have this expectation that my power's out, so somebody should give me cold water."
  3. If people expect the government to save them, they don't think it will actually be able to do so.
4 080518 htm WashPost Itsan Emergency Not Prepared
  1. Even after Sept. 11, 2001, even after Hurricane Katrina, a Red Cross survey last year found that 93 percent of Americans aren't prepared for a major calamity -- a natural disaster, a pandemic or a terrorist attack
  2. Americans have to prepare for a range of threats, many of which the government can neither describe nor predict. Says George Foresman, former undersecretary for preparedness with the Department of Homeland Security, "There's no playbook for any of us to go by."
  3. my family's safety and the ability of my community and my nation to respond to major disasters might depend on my fellow citizens' preparedness.
  4. Public engagement is important not only in responding to emergencies, but also in helping prevent them in the first place.
  5. Last year, Foresman asked a ballroom full of state first responders how many of them had made a family emergency plan. Of 300 people, nine raised their hands.
  6. Make preparedness part of 21st-century citizenship. Being prepared may be the most significant contribution many citizens can make to their nation's security
  7. "We don't ask enough of people," says one city emergency manager. "Everyone asks me, 'How are you going to take care of us in a disaster?' You have a big role in taking care of you."
5 080615 htm
USAToday 36,000 Iowans homeless as floodwaters recede
  1. epic flooding that put 1,000 blocks underwater.

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