Climate change is causing ever larger and ever deadlier hurricanes and cyclones, and the areas around the Carribbean sea are especially at risk, as well as the east coast of the U.SA. With the recently occurring Hurricane Florence and the Hurricane in Puerto Rico only last year.
It is quite disturbing, the way the U.S government manipulates the death tolls to seem less dramatic, and they try their best to hide the numbers altogether. For example, if the death toll is 1,100 they would say “several hundred” instead of “more than one thousand”. Another example of this would be if the death toll was 24 they could say that the Hurricane had only claimed a few lives. The truth is, that the Emergency Services are not able enough, to handle hurricanes, and they are unable to help everyone who depends on help from the authorities. During the hurricane in Puerto Rico last year the death toll was 2 975, even though the Puerto Rican government first claimed that the death toll was 64.
President Donald Trump claimed that the U.S Emergency Services did a “fantastic” job, handling the hurricane on Twitter. This is despite the fact that there were nearly 3000 deaths. He also said they did a much better job than during hurricane Katrina in 2005, which had a death toll of 1,200, a lot less than the last hurricane in Puerto Rico.
In conclusion, it is clear that they are trying to cover up the mistakes and limitations of the emergency services, which could be a real problem if a truly massive hurricane hits the unprepared emergency services.