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Ike Coverage: FEMA still playing the blame game

September 15, 2008 - The Houston Chronicle reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency came under fire Sunday as emergency workers were left undernourished and dozens of trucks of water and food had yet to be set up at distribution centers around Houston and surrounding communities.

A still-troubled FEMA tells Midwest flood victims to look to charity

June 20, 2008 - In the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, we heard time and time again from survivors about the critical role faith groups and nongovernmental organizations played in helping people -- especially given the federal government's failure to respond quickly and adequately to the immense human suffering.

FEMA trailer toxin linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

April 17, 2008 - Earlier this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that trailers the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided to families displaced by Hurricane Katrina were contaminated with dangerously high levels of formaldehyde.