An Ill Wind & American Policy. Walter Brasch & Rosemary Brasch (9/03). FEMA under G.W. Bush is severely underfunded. The National Guard is short-handed due to assignments in the "War on Terrorism." As a result both are handicapped for doing their essential work in the wake of hurricane Isabel, then about to strike the Carolina coast. [When hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans & Gulf Coast two years later, the situation was much worse!].
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In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Barry, John M. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 & How It Changed America (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997).
Erikson, Kai. A New Species of Trouble: The Human Experience of Modern Disasters (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2003).
Green, Nathan C. (ed.) Story of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane (Gretna LA: Pelican, 2000).
Mason, Herbert Molloy. Death from the Sea: Our Greatest Natural Disaster, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 (NY: Dial, 1972).
McCullough, David. The Johnstown Flood (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1968). Pennsylvania, 1889.
Mowfroth, Martin. Storm Warnings: Hurricanes Georges & Mitch & the Lessons for Development (London: Catholic Institute for International Relations, 2001).
Varley, Jane. Flood Stage & Rising (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 2005). First-hand accound of disastrous April, 1997, flood & fire in Grand Forks, ND.
Wijkman, Anders & Lloyd Timberlake. Natural Disasters. Acts of God or Acts of Man? (Philadelphia, 1988).
In the Library: Fiction
Taylor, Mildred D. Mississippi Bridge (NY: Penguin, 1990).