In the years leading up to Hurricane Harvey, a wrinkle in the federal flood-mapping system helped a company build homes in an at-risk Houston suburb.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to prepare for bigger floods even as the White House is hostile to talking about climate change.
Officials said deaths spiked in September, casting doubt on the official storm toll even as FEMA planned to fly 3,000 residents in shelters off the island.
By MANNY FERNANDEZ, LIZETTE ALVAREZ and RON NIXON October 22, 2017 HOUSTON — Outside Rachel Roberts’s house, a skeleton sits on a chair next to the driveway, a skeleton child on its lap, an empty cup in its hand and a sign at its...
A day after warning that he “cannot keep” troops and emergency workers in the hurricane-ravaged island “forever,” the president signals solidarity.
Tweets that partly blamed Puerto Rico for the crisis set off alarms on the island and sent the president’s aides scrambling to reassure its residents.