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Resource ID: #2613
Subject: CAR after the disaster: FEMA, SBA and other data
Source: CAR_2006_Newark_NJJohn Maines;Russ Beuttner;Ron Nixon
Affiliation: South Florida Sun-Sentinel;New York Daily News;New York Times
Date: 2006

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This tipsheet is a good guide to investigating the government aid that generally follows large natural disasters. Specifically, Maines discusses his own experience investigating FEMA after Hurricane Katrina. He recommends various websites as a good starting point, and then offers advice for more detailed investigations. For example, Maines suggests comparing the FEMA database of funeral-related expenses to the number of deaths listed by the local medical examiner.

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