FEMA posted a help wanted ad on Monday for job applicants after several natural disasters left portions of the country devastated and without basic supplies, and the federal government struggles to respond.
Vice President Mike Pence kept it on message and camera ready during a visit to the storm-decimated islands.
The U.S. and Caribbean are bracing themselves for another onslaught.
Hurricane Maria is making its trek toward the Caribbean as Floridians, many of whom are still without power and have damage to their homes, watch the daunting Category 3 storm get closer.
Hurricane Irma is the most powerful storm ever observed in the Atlantic basin, outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and it's picking up speed.
Some say Hurricane Matthew, which slammed Haiti and is headed towards the U.S., is the sort of menace that will be more common due to the effect of climate change on rising sea levels.
Rip currents, winds and rough beach conditions still threaten Atlantic coastline.
Storm is expected to move along the North Carolina coast before moving offshore but Hermine may reach hurricane intensity by Sunday.
The last January hurricane in the Atlantic was in 1955.
“We’re hoping for the best, but hope is not preparation nor is it a plan,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.
A hurricane watch for a portion of the U.S. could be required as early as Thursday night.
The storm is expected to head toward the U.S. East Coast over the weekend.
The storm could threaten the Carolinas by the weekend.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted the storm will travel "up the spine of Florida" from Sunday into next week.
The storm was described as a "minimal hurricane" that could cause flooding.
The category 3 landfall caused major damage to homes, roads and the area's airports and left 30,000 tourists stranded
At least 26,000 foreign tourists and 4,000 Mexicans were estimated to be in the region, officials said
Arthur would be the first hurricane to hit the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey in October 2012