Tag Archives | robert winter

My History with the Media

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When #HurricaneIniki hit in 1992 and I headed over as a CFI with #FEMA to Kauai for the major relief effort, I used the local #radio station, KONG radio, to establish myself there on the island. I called in to the show and secured myself a guide and a driver from the airport (cool!). Accommodations were […]

Hanalei River Kayaking

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Hanalei River Kayaking is a very laid-back adventure. #traveltips   Make sure you have some strong arms, because on the way up the river you will be paddling against the current, but it’s smooth kayaking on the way back, when you’re good and tired. There are no rapids here, but one of the things you’ll see […]

Is FEMA Ready for the Next Katrina?

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Is FEMA Ready for the Next Katrina?   Everyone remembers the disaster of Hurricane Katrina and all of the deaths and issues that followed. While it’s impossible to stop hurricanes and other natural disasters, it is possible to improve the way that the government responds to and handles them. Without a doubt, they handled #HurricaneKatrina […]

Death & Taxes, FEMA & Fraud

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When you’re saying your prayers during and after a disaster, don’t forget the part where it says, “lead us not into temptation.” It seems too many folks are led into temptation when it comes to thinking they can get more money out of the federal government in times of disaster. In my book,  I talk […]