FEMA RELIEF: The Thin Line Between Excess and Surplus Resource Management

Introduction The discovery of stranded water bottles intended for recovery effort for the citizens of Puerto Rico signals a significant gap in coordination between disaster relief agencies. The incident occurring just before Hurricane Florenceā€™s anticipated arrival on the southeastern coasts of the United States raises the question of accountability when relief resources are mismanaged on […]

The Forgotten Island: Puerto Rico Still Needs Help

Have you ever wondered what happens when the news cameras turn away from an event? Does the disaster zone magically clean itself up after all the reporters have packed their bags? Unfortunately, in the case of Puerto Rico, this is for sure a no. Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, many of […]