What a Disaster

Every State has its own recipe for disaster.

Map of the number of FEMA disaster area declarations 1953–2021

When the news reports that a disaster area has been declared you can be sure of two things, they aren’t taking about your teenager’s bedroom and something horrible has happened. You usually know if you’re in a disaster. Things like hurricanes, floods, and wildfires are hard to miss if you live in the affected area. Even droughts, which take months to evolve…