FEMA admits it was understaffed and underprepared for 2017 hurricanes
The Federal Emergency Management Agency “could have better anticipated the severity of hurricanes” that last year devastated Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the agency has acknowledged….
Upsurge in sleeping problems due to UK’s longest heatwave in 40 years
Britain’s longest heatwave since 1976 has led to a upsurge in sleeping problems, with people left tired, irritable and less productive at work after sweaty nights of poor-quality shuteye.
Record temperatures of up to 32.4C (90.3F) have been stopping many people getting a proper rest as they struggle to get to sleep in rooms that are uncomfortably warm, experts say.
“I’m very aware of people reporting more difficulties sleeping as the temperature increases, both personally and professionally,” said Dr Michael Farquhar, a consultant in sleep medicine at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London…
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