Hurricane Florence is a big test for FEMA. Is it ready?

Justin Ho Sep 11, 2018
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 Contractors apply a FEMA tarp to a home damaged by Hurricane Maria and without electricity on Dec. 20, 2017 in Morovis, Puerto Rico.  Mario Tama/Getty Images

Hurricane Florence is a big test for FEMA. Is it ready?

Justin Ho Sep 11, 2018
 Contractors apply a FEMA tarp to a home damaged by Hurricane Maria and without electricity on Dec. 20, 2017 in Morovis, Puerto Rico.  Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Hurricane Florence is expected to hit several states along the Eastern Seaboard, including North and South Carolina, and Virginia, on Thursday. More than a million people have been ordered to evacuate. Federal agencies are scrambling to coordinate the relief supplies that are probably needed in the days ahead. This will be the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s first hurricane to handle since the storms of last year — Irma, Harvey, and Maria. 

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