FEMA Chief for Katrina Response Says Same Problems Are Happening in Puerto Rico

Michael Brown, the former FEMA head who was widely blamed for the Bush administration’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina, sees some familiar patterns in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The same breakdown in coordination between different levels of government that exacerbated the disaster of Katrina also contributed to struggles to respond adequately..

via FEMA Chief Blamed for Katrina Response Says the Same Problems Are Happening in Puerto Rico — TIME

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Waymo teams with MADD, the NSC and more on self-driving education.

Waymo is working with a number of organizations on a new self-driving education campaign to help answer questions the public has about autonomous vehicles and technology. The program is designed to provide easily accessible info that offers answers to questions including “are self-driving cars safe?” and “how do they know what to do?”

via Waymo teams with MADD, the NSC and more on self-driving education — TechCrunch

How the World is Reacting to ICAN Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of [nuclear] weapons,” the Nobel committee said. ICAN was a vital actor in bringing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to the United Nations (UN)…

via How the World is Reacting to ICAN Winning the Nobel Peace Prize — TIME

Where Is Tropical Storm Nate Going? Here’s Its Path Toward the U.S.

A tropical storm that has caused at least 22 deaths in Central America is on course to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Tropical Storm Nate, which had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) by Thursday night, looks likely to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean today…

via Where Is Tropical Storm Nate Going? Here’s Its Path Toward the U.S. — TIME