Forget the hype of news reports and what media showed you during history-making disasters such as Hurricanes Hugo, Andrew and Iniki to the Northridge Earthquake. Follow Robert Winter, a 25-year FEMA inspector veteran, at ground level as he encounters the true story, the grit, triumphs and tragedies of how these disasters played out in people's lives around the world on a daily basis. From comical rollicking journeys into the back woods and bayous of the South to the jungles in American Samoa during Cyclone Ofa, or witnessing the heartbreaking devastation of the tornadoes that hit Joplin, Missouri, Robert narrates what he saw firsthand.
In this second edition, Dust in the Wind proves to be an entertaining look at a big man with big personality and through his experiences, personified his growth as a humanitarian. Robert Winter provides a very human face for FEMA. This book provides more than a glimpse of what truly happens behind-the-scenes and what is far removed from the media spotlight during a disaster, and how crisis can bring out not only the worst in people, but also the best.