“A great account of government waste on a disaster relief ‘effort’. If you appreciate this (wry tongue in cheek) dry humor combined with an expose of ‘what really happened,’ give this a try.”
“This book contains the horrors far more devastating than the hurricane itself. I applaud the author for being brave enough to raise awareness of the injustices the government has been doing all through these years.”
“I can’t express how much rage this book has awaken in me. It made me look at authority and power when wrongly used. This abuse of power is unimaginable but true in many parts of the world. A book that is full of purpose. Good job, Biamonte.”
In mid-June of 1972, summertime in Elmira, Florida, abruptly ends. Harsh winds and rain devastate the place where seven hundred people live. Hurricane Agnes destroyed homes, properties, and lives. The rare calamity forced the town of Elmira to seek help from the government. News spread that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had done an excellent job in setting up the trailers for the flood victims. But Edgar Biamonte discovered the ground operations reeking of ignorance, irresponsibility, and inefficiency on the part of the workers, confirming the rumors of the carelessness of the government. As the writer continues to get information, the horrors of the negligence become clearer and more obvious. The Jaws of Agnes is the result of Edgar Biamonte’s and the people of Elmira’s bitter experience in the hands of their leaders.