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GAO Tells FEMA to Improve Puerto Rico Recovery and Cost Guidance

After two hurricanes devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, FEMA identified about 10,000 damaged sites including schools, hospitals, and roads needing funds to repair or rebuild. Puerto Rico estimates that $132 billion in funding will be needed to repair and reconstruct the infrastructure damaged by the hurricanes through 2028. Keep Reading

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GAO Finds Duplication in Emergency Funding for Public Transport

The 2017 hurricanes caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to public transit facilities in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Access to transit plays an important role in a community's post-disaster recovery, and the Federal Transit Administration said in May 2018 it would provide $233 million in hurricane relief to 52 local transit agencies. Keep Reading

Emergency Communications Pilots Planned Following TechFest at Google

The TechFest was designed to encourage nationwide efforts to improve technologies in support of public safety communications and response, particularly for people with limited English proficiency. The event included participation from technologists, public safety leaders, language service providers, and trade associations.  Keep Reading

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