The consolidation of numerous unrelated government agencies within a single department has led to decades of waste, mismanagement, and terrible abuses of authority.
The episode illustrates the perils of confirmation bias on both sides of the debate about disease control measures.
Puerto Rico is temporarily free from Buy American restrictions on crucial protective medical gear thanks to FEMA.
But what he will do with that power remains uncertain.
Unclear and contradictory procedure guidelines slowed down relief efforts in Puerto Rico in 2017. Will it happen again this year? Probably.
At the height of the agency's deployments in the summer of 2017, 54 percent of staff were serving in a capacity for which they were not fully qualified.
A report from Florida's ravaged Panhandle.
Most of us got a "presidential alert" text today. Is that something we really want?
One of his unauthorized trips included a tour of a pineapple plantation with his family.
FEMA confirmed the investigation just one day after admitting to leaving nearly a million water bottles for storm victims on an airstrip.
The "Waffle House Index" shows some differences between the private and public sector when it comes to emergency preparedness.
But yeah, I'm sure FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence.
If FEMA's prior record when it comes to disaster response is any indication, the agency is not going to handle this well.
Former FEMA personnel chief Corey Coleman is accused of nepotism and sexual harassment.
Free money and poor oversight sap the incentive of localities to prepare for disasters or respond to them effectively.
Who will have the courage in the face of tragedy to change the government's disastrous policies?
From Walmart to Uber to AirBnB, businesses should be lauded for their generosity and effectiveness in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
As greens rush to blame Harvey's devastation on global warming, the real culprit - subsidizing coastal development - goes unmentioned.
Hurricane Harvey has made a life-threatening mess too serious to rely on just government-managed aid.
If history is any indicator, it's going to be a long and very expensive siege.
The federal government is awful at handling disasters. Can we try not to screw it up this time?
And new federal regulations could add to the cost of rebuilding or force some residents to abandon their homes.
Taxpayers nationwide will be forced to fork over money for a Sandy reconstruction project already rife with pork and waste.
FEMA Reauthorization Bill Includes Provision for National Emergency Alert Test At Least Once Every Three Years
If this were an actual emergency...
The United States of Paranoia in The Week.
$13.8 million worth of damage done
Opt-out an option for all alerts except the president's
Because flood zones
Reverses a previous decision
FEMA was not the savior
Where would we be without the feds?
Governors of New York and New Jersey combine for $72 billion in requests for federal aid
More magic federal money for everybody