Hurricane Maria Aftermath: FEMA Says Agency Was Unprepared To Face Storm Severity

  1. Hurricane Maria Aftermath: FEMA Says Agency Was Unprepared To Face Storm Severity  International Business Times
  2. Underprepared, understaffed, and uninformed — FEMA audit faults agency response to 2017 hurricanes  ABC News
  3. FEMA Says It Was Significantly Unprepared When Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico  TIME
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NASA surveys hurricane damage to Puerto Rico's forests

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria barreled across Puerto Rico with winds of up to 155 miles per hour and battering rain that flooded towns, knocked out communications networks and destroyed the power grid. In the rugged central mountains and the lush northeast, Maria unleashed its fury as fierce winds completely defoliated the tropical forests and broke and uprooted trees. Heavy rainfall triggered thousands of landslides that mowed over swaths of steep mountainsides.
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Hurricane Chris threatens East Coast with dangerous rip currents through weekend

Hurricane Chris continued to race out into the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday morning. Other than some rough seas along the East Coast, it poses no threat to the U.S., the National Hurricane Center said. However, the storm could clip Newfoundland, Canada, late Thursday, dumping up to 6 inches of rain.




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Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane off East Coast with life-threatening surf, rip currents

Tropical Storm Chris, now spinning off the Carolina coast, is forecast to become a hurricane later Tuesday before racing off into the Atlantic Ocean. Other than churning up some rough seas along the East Coast, Chris poses no direct threat to the U.S. However, it could clip Newfoundland, Canada.




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