Affiliation:South Florida Sun-Sentinel;New York Daily News;New York TimesSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel;New York Daily News;New York Times
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.