In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has wasted no time using his territory’s recovery as an opportunity to push policy proposals that are right out of the “disaster capitalism” playbook.
Lightly used units are being sold cheap instead of going to waiting hurricane victims. “I don’t care what shape it’s in, it beats sleeping on a dirt floor," one said.
Disasters fueled by global warming are the "new normal." Figuring out how to avoid the next one must be a top priority for all of us.
The president opens his tour of the island by focusing on the best of the reviews he and his administration are getting for the federal response.
The president argues on Twitter that Carmen Yulin "and others in Puerto Rico" have demonstrated "poor leadership ability" after the devastating hurricane.
Because there was no mandatory evacuation, people of all races and classes remained in Harvey's path, not just folks who couldn’t afford to leave.
Emergency rescue resources and shelters in Houston are overloaded as officials push to minimize the fallout from the monster storm.
As an example: People with disabilities suffered a disproportionate number of fatalities during Hurricane Katrina, according to the National Council on Disability.