Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

Politics 03/22/19, 14:16

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday. Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was ...

Update: Fundraising for FL hurricane victims falls short

U.S. 03/02/19, 13:41

The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle in October (all times local):1:30 p.m.Residents of a Florida Panhandle county devastated by a monster storm are feeling forgotten.Paulina "Bela" Sebastiao stands in what used to be her bedroom before her home is torn down that morning ...

Michael offers exposure, and risk, to Gillum in gov’s race

U.S. 10/11/18, 01:25

Crisis is often seen as a test of leadership for elected officials. Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor's race days before it came ashore, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee.The system slammed into the Panhandle on Wednesday as the most powerful ...

Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

U.S. 10/10/18, 12:28

Hurricane Michael upended the governor's race in the battleground state of Florida, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm's path.Before Michael made landfall, Gillum seemed to blanket the national airwaves, sounding much like the man he wants ...

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

U.S. 09/17/18, 02:07

More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the storm.

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