Fifteen years after the storm, the former leader of the Department of Defense’s response talks about his environmental advocacy work, disaster preparation, and the pandemic.
Emails obtained by Facing South reveal that as workers and community advocates begged for the closure of poultry plants, government and company officials worked closely to present a united front — and keep them open.
Hundreds of workers fell ill after cleaning up the nation’s largest industrial disaster without proper protective gear. At least 51 have died. Twelve years later, they’re still waiting for financial or medical help.
Documentary filmmaker Marta Rodriguez Maleck spent time with the City Waste Union over the last several weeks, documenting their picket line.
Disaster aid budgets are being stretched thin, leaving many people needing to elevate or sell their homes in limbo.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the South are behind on their electric payments, just as unemployment benefits expire and states shut down again to stop COVID-19 from spreading.
‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael
With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.