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New York City's Proposed Disaster Housing Proves Safety Can Also Be Stylish

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

When you think about your surroundings during a natural disaster, style isn't ever likely to come to mind. Thankfully, New Yorkers, the Office of Emer...

Hurricane Preparedness: What Every City Must Consider

Marianne Cusato | Posted 08.03.2013 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

This year, as we make sure our insurance documents are in order and buy new batteries for our flashlight, let's consider taking preparedness beyond bracing for the storm and the immediate aftermath.

FEMA Fails To House Sandy Victims

Posted 02.11.2013 | New York

FEMA trailers have not been delivered to those in New York hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, despite a substantial number of the mobile homes sitting at...

Settlement Reached In FEMA Trailers Lawsuit

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A class-action settlement agreement has been reached to resolve nearly all the remaining court claims over allegations that govern...

Haley Barbour Relative Defrauded FEMA After Katrina, Judge Rules

McClatchy | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

Six years after Hurricane Katrina, a relative of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was found by a federal court to have masterminded a massive fraud agai...

Alabama Mayor Won't Lift Ban On FEMA Trailers, Despite Tornado Damage

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

CORDOVA, Ala. -- James Ruston's house was knocked off its foundation by tornadoes that barreled through town last month and is still uninhabitable. He...

Oil Spill FEMA Trailers: Banned Trailers Return for Latest Gulf Disaster

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Some of the trailers, though, are getting a second life amid the latest disaster here -- as living quarters for workers involved with the cleanup of t...

The Rest of the Story

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Off the front pages, last year's election is having some wonderful environmental results, and we're making real progress.

Biloxi Removing FEMA Trailers, Undermining Obama and Victimizing Katrina Survivors

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The Biloxi City Council will vote June 16th on an ordinance, backed by the City's community development office, forcing FEMA trailers to be removed from residential zones by August 9th.

Louisiana's Landrieu Calls for Resignation of FEMA Chief of Staff

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

The four-year anniversary of Katrina approaches in August. Life in New Orleans has not returned to pre-storm "normality," despite billions of federal dollars that never seem to reach the ground.

Three Things Congress (Yes, Congress) Must Do to Fix FEMA

Kelly Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Caldwell

Of the many tragic failures of FEMA in the last seven years, those related to housing were among the most conspicuous. And they were caused in part by Congressional blunders.

Katrina Victims Being Forced Out Of FEMA Homes

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of cottages housing hurricane victims on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be vacated next month, even though many of their occupants aren't r...

Why The CDC Ignored Formaldehyde Levels In FEMA Trailers

ProPublica | Joaquin Sapien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Centers for Disease Control study (PDF) sounded reassuring when it was made public in 2007. Hurricane Katrina survivors didn't have to worry about...

Louisiana's Landrieu Dogs FEMA and Protects Fourth Estate

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

As a journalist who works regularly in Africa, I take press freedoms pretty seriously.

GOP Defends Businesses Over Toxic FEMA Trailers

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trailer manufacturers defended themselves Wednesday on Capitol Hill, insisting they're not responsible for FEMA trailers that had t...

FEMA's Trailers: The Cheapest, The Most Toxic

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Another shoe dropped in the FEMA trailer scandal this week, with the publication of a report pinpointing why so many New Orleanians inhaled such high levels of formaldehyde fumes for so long.

FEMA Draft Plan: Trailers May Be Used In New Disaster

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The government may house disaster victims in trailers this hurricane season as a last resort, despite promises never to use them ag...

Active Illness in Children due to Passive Politics: Is This Another Tuskegee Experiment?

Robin Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Wilson

The trailers FEMA sent to Katrina refugees were taxpayer-funded carcinogen containers -- with air quality so poor that the agency was issued an order to stop using them due to the high levels of formaldehyde.

FEMA Covered Up Cancer Risks To Katrina Victims

Salon | Sheila Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was publicly shamed when lawmakers revealed the agency, to avoid lawsuits, put off testing traile...