Federal Disaster Spending: Let's Stem The Tide By Focusing On Mitigation

Opinion | R. David Paulison
Hurricane Joaquin is seen approaching the Bahamas in this NOAA GOES East satellite image

The very concept of “post-disaster mitigation” is an oxymoron.

Federal Government Lets Navajo Nation Down After EPA Mine Spill

Opinion | Russell Begaye
Russell Begaye, the next president of the Navajo Nation. Photo from Facebook, also featured on Indianz.com

We’ve lost trust in the EPA, whose response has been marked by a lack of transparency.

Katrina-Hit City Wasted $21 Million On 'Improper' Contract

Daily Caller News Foundation | Kathryn Watson
Officials in Biloxi, Mississippi didn't properly manage grants for fixing the city's infrastructure after Katrina. Picture taken August 31, 2005. REUTERS/Marc Serota  MS/SA - RTRM81Q

‘FEMA has no assurances that the city paid a fair and reasonable price for the contract work’

Al Sharpton Tries To Blame Texas Floods On Global Warming, Gets Trolled On Twitter

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton plays a voicemail he says he received following the fatal shooting of two police officers, in Brooklyn

Maybe the Rev should just stop using Twitter…

Report: US Unprepared To Handle Nuclear Disaster

Daily Caller News Foundation | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Navy handout image shows Baker, the second of the two atomic bomb tests, in which a 63-kiloton warhead was exploded 90 feet under water as part of Operation Crossroads, conducted at Bikini Atoll

‘This report makes clear that there are some areas of our country’s preparedness that need strengthening up’

Why Ending FEMA Will Improve Disaster Response

Opinion | Chris Edwards
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National-level aid is more wasteful and less effective than at the local level.

Rethinking Coastal Development In Virginia Beach

Opinion | Christy Everett
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How a planned development became a wetland environmental center

Colorado drone was grounded for safety reasons, say officials

US | Josh Peterson
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Boulder County sheriff’s office volunteer feared the drone would collide with rescue helicopters

'Heckuva job' former Bush FEMA chief calls for Denver protests on gun legislation - TheDCNF

Daily Caller News Foundation | Greg Campbell

Radio host Michael Brown: ‘Fill the entire building, floor by floor’

No, FEMA is not creating a Brown Shirt Army - TheDC

Guns and Gear | Mike Piccione
Hitler youth 4

Or are they?

FEMA centers in New York City 'closed due to weather' - TheDC

Politics | David Martosko
FEMA centers closed due to weather
Feds bug out as nor'easter bears down on the Big Apple, leaving New Yorkers to fend for themselves

Giuliani on Obama response to Hurricane Sandy: 'Disgraceful ... Where the hell are the generators?' [VIDEO] - TheDC

Elections | David Martosko

‘If George Bush had done this, they’d be impeaching him right now’

Senate reaches deal to avert shutdown - TheDC

Politics | C.J. Ciaramella
Irene Obama FEMA

Lawmakers reach agreement after FEMA announces it doesn’t immediately need additional funding

'Nope,' Cantor doesn't want to abandon FEMA pet-evacuation funding - TheDC

Politics | Steven Nelson
Florida Residents Cleanup After Hurricane Jeanne

Law compelling state and local governments to draft pet evacuation plans and proves reimbursements isn’t on the cutting board

Congress averts government shutdown - AP

Business | admin
Congress Government Shutdown

Lawmakers jettison $1 billion replenishment for FEMA after agency reveals it has more money than previously thought

House passes disaster aid, government shutdown averted for now - AP

Politics | admin
Joplin Tornado

Narrow 219-203 tally reversed an embarrassing loss for House GOP leaders that came Wednesday

FEMA: Waffle Houses key indicator in disaster recovery - WSJ

US | interns

FEMA head uses ‘Waffle House Index’ to assess damage from major storms

Cellular service buried under avalanche of users - TheDC

Tech | Tina Nguyen
East Coast Quake

FEMA spokeswoman asks people to use email or text messages, except in the case of emergency calls

FEMA faces House heat for taking over flood insurance policies - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle
North Dakota Flooding Minot

‘They have gone from being a residual market to being a competitor in the marketplace’