Not long ago, the newspapers were filled with the frontage of climate change that has caused larger and ever deadlier hurricanes and cyclones . The areas which are especially endangered lies around Gulf and Mexico. With the recent Hurricane Florence and the Hurricane in Puerto Rico last year.
However it is questionable and concerning, how the U.S government has the authority and power to manipulate the death tolls to seem less dramatic. In addition they try their best to hide the numbers altogether. For example, if they reports that the death toll is around hundreds when it actually was a thousand of people who had passed away. Another example would be if the death toll was 24 they could say that the Hurricane had claimed a few lives.
Obviously, the Emergency Services are not fit to handle these hurricanes. They do not managed to help everyone who needs it. Take for example the hurricane in Puerto Rico last year where the death toll was 2 975,but then afterwards the Puerto Rican government originally claimed the death toll was 64.
The president of the United States Donald. J. Trump responded to this highly critical situation by saying that the U.S Emergency Services did a “fantastic” job, handling the hurricane, despite the fact that nearly 3000 died. Furthermore, he also claimed that they handled this much better in comparison of the hurricane Katrina in 2005. Nonetheless the hurricane in Katrina only had a death toll of 1,200.
Firstly, it is clear that they are trying to cover up their mistakes and limitations of the emergency services by rephrasing or fiddle with numbers of death toll . Secondly they attempt to hid the truth which is that the Emergency Services are unable to help those who need their assistance. Thirdly, the reasoning behind the Emergency Services failures, is that the Senate rather spend money on their military than the Emergency Services when they clearly needs it in these kind of situations.
As a result this demonstrate how unprepared the Emergency Services is, if a truly massive hurricane hits and that maybe the government should probably revalue the incomes in their military and instead demand in more people in the Emergency Service so they could save more people who has been influenced by the hurricane in Gulf and Mexico