Well, presidents’ pals is not the right word. I mean vultures with connections that prey on those affected and abuse the system to make “business” out of someone else’s tragedy. The ones who sell defective stuff to resell, bribe to get “reconstruction” contracts and build with cheap materials, ensuring further damage. Ad nauseum. Those plague everywhere in the world, not just one president. Though examples come to mind clear as a bell.
The problem I see is that if you deny there is a problem, or put up measures that do not work under the circunstances, simply because they are obsolete, well, this kind of tragedy will happen again and again and get worse and worse. It is a good wake up call for all the world. US is now in a pickle with leadership that denies the problem exists. But those words can be quoted by others who say if the the US does not act, neither will we.
I do agree that maybe it might not be that storms are getting worse, just that there are more people on harm’s way. But still, we have to do something about it. Use technology if moving people is too expensive. But get ready cause it is coming down.
A hug to all those who help: