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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said a recent report evaluating the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to Hurricane Maria last fall “provides a transformative roadmap” for the future.
In the report, the agency claims that it miscalculated the impact Hurricane Maria would have on Puerto Rico and its “insufficiently maintained infrastructure.” The report also details that FEMA’s planning was insufficient and that it did not prepare appropriately for multiple disasters in such a short time span, as Hurricane Maria came on the heels of several other major hurricanes.
The article goes on to state the following:
“By capturing the insights gained from the previous hurricane season, this report, which is focused only on the efforts of DHS and FEMA, provides a transformative roadmap for how we respond to future catastrophic incidents in support of states, tribes, and territories,” Nielsen said in a statement. “No two disasters are alike and each requires the first responders on the ground, as well as Federal support, to adapt to the unique circumstances and needs in real-time.”
“With every response or recovery effort, we take with us lessons learned that help build a nation-wide culture of preparedness and shape the way FEMA and the emergency management community respond to and recover from future disasters,” she added. “2017 taught us that we need to further strengthen the Nation’s ability to rapidly stabilize critical lifelines.
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