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  • CDC, FEMA have created a plan to reopen America. Here’s what it says

    04/14/2020 7:59:59 PM PDT · by SoCalCynic · 28 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 14, 2020 | William Wan, Josh Dawsey and Lena H. Sun
    WASHINGTON – A team of government officials – led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – has created a public health strategy to combat the coronavirus and reopen parts of the country. Their strategy, obtained by The Washington Post, is part of a larger White House effort to draft a national plan to get Americans out of their homes and back to work. It gives guidance to state and local governments on how they can ease mitigation efforts, moving from drastic restrictions such as stay-at-home orders in a phased way. . .
  • FEMA ships out nearly 20 million Hydroxychloroquine tablets

    04/14/2020 6:13:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico via Yahoo News ^ | 04/14/2020 | By Betsy Woodruff Swan
    The Strategic National Stockpile has sent out 19.1 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug that some doctors have prescribed to Covid-19 patients, a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency confirmed. The tablets, sent out in two shipments, are heading to cities around the country. About 10.1 million are going to the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, as well as Washington, D.C.; Baton Rouge; St. Louis; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Miami; Milwaukee; Indianapolis; Houston and Pittsburgh. Another shipment, of 9 million tablets, is headed for Detroit, New Orleans, New York City and Chicago, according to the spokesperson. Those last four...
  • Congressional COVID Task Force Leader Can’t Quite Figure Out How to Wear a Face Mask

    04/06/2020 10:46:34 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 48 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 04.06.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Two Democratic members of Congress from Houston made it to the headlines last week when they made an urgent plea directly to President Donald Trump to get more testing kits to Houston and Harris County as the region struggles to test enough people for COVID-19. U.S. Reps Sheila Jackson Lee and Sylvia Garcia co-signed a short letter to Trump and another to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor warning of the scarcity of test kits in the country’s fourth-largest metro area. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is the chair of the Congressional team in charge of dealing with COVID19. Last week she...
  • Trump angrily tweets at Pritzker after gov criticizes feds’ COVID-19 supply shortages

    03/22/2020 8:23:52 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 22, 2020 | Lynn Sweet
    President Donald Trump shot off a furious tweet to Gov. J.B. Pritzker after the Illinois leader told CNN Sunday he needs more federal help to procure masks and other protective equipment sorely needed as the coronavirus pandemic swells. “@JBPritzker Governor of Illinois, and a very small group of certain other Governors, together with Fake News @CNN & Concast (MSDNC), shouldn’t be blaming the Federal Government for their own shortcomings. We are there to back you up should you fail, and always will be!” Trump fumed in the tweet. Pritzker, at his Thompson Center briefing, brought up Trump. “I’m finding it...
  • FEMA administrator: Shortage of health-care supplies a 'global problem'

    03/22/2020 7:47:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 22 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor is calling the shortage of health-care supplies “a global problem” as the coronavirus outbreak around the world increases demand. ABC’s Martha Raddatz asked Gaynor on Sunday how medical workers became desperate for “critical supplies.” “We’re going to try to meet every need in the nation,” he replied on “This Week.” “But a word of caution, the supplies that governors are looking for are the same supplies that every other country in the world is looking for, so this is a global problem,” he added. SNIP ABC This Week FEMA Interview
  • A Plan To Save Main Street From The Coronavirus Economic Crisis

    03/17/2020 12:02:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's coronavirus bill is not enough. It is not nearly enough. And if there is any hope of keeping the U.S. economy from free fall, its deficiencies must be addressed this week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus bill is not enough. It is not nearly enough. And if there is any hope of keeping the U.S. economy from free fall, its deficiencies must be addressed this week with a combination of immediate and direct aid to the businesses that feed our families, host our celebrations, employ our neighbors, sponsor our Little Leagues, and make our towns our...
  • Man sentenced for throwing glass of water at Steve King

    03/07/2020 9:31:43 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 07 2020 | Morgan Gstalter
    A man who was arrested last year for throwing a glass of water on Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was sentenced this week in a federal court to two years probation. Blake Gibbins, 27 of Lafayette, Colo., pleaded guilty in September to one misdemeanor count of assaulting a member of Congress, The Des Moines Register reported. Gibbins was arrested in March 2019 for throwing water at the lawmaker at the Mineral City Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge, Iowa. King was reportedly eating a group lunch when Gibbins approached the table and threw the water, hitting King and those at lunch....
  • FEMA preparing for possible coronavirus emergency declaration

    03/02/2020 10:03:59 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    NBC via Yahoo ^ | March 2nd, 2020 | Laura Strickler and Suzy Khimm
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning for the possibility that President Donald Trump could make an emergency declaration to bring in extra funds and personnel to assist the administration's coronavirus response, according to internal documents obtained by NBC News. FEMA officials are preparing for an "infectious disease emergency declaration" by the president that would allow the agency to provide disaster relief funding to state and local governments, as well as federal assistance to support the coronavirus response, according to agency planning documents reviewed by NBC News. The Trump administration would have to use the 1988 Stafford Act...
  • Ex-FEMA Officials Arrested for Allegedly Taking Bribes in Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

    01/20/2020 12:49:57 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 33 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 9/19/2019 | Jeffrey Lambe
    Two former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have been arrested and charged with federal fraud and bribery in connection with their work in Puerto Rico following the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. The wide scale federal corruption investigation found that former FEMA deputy administrator Ahsha Tribble took multiple bribes from Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of Cobra Energy, a company that received federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s electrical grid worth approximately $1.8 billion, according to the indictment. The second FEMA official, Jovanda Patterson, was formerly employed by the agency as Tribble’s deputy chief of staff before...
  • YOU TUBE: 'El Leon Fiscalizador de Ponce' Opens Warehouse Full of FEMA Supplies in Puerto Rico (6 videos)

    01/19/2020 5:00:56 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/18/20 | El Leon Fiscalizador de Ponce
    From 1/18/2020: There are a total of six (6) videos of the Puerto Rican citizen who calls himself "El Leon Fiscalizador de Ponce" -- "The Fiscal (Inspector) Lion of Ponce" which he took yesterday as he and Ponce citizens broke into a huge warehouse. The videos are long and detailed. I have linked the first in the series of six videos. He will post more today, 1/19/2020.
  • Trump Was Right! Warehouse in Puerto Rico Discovered FILLED with U.S. Survival Aid for Hurricane Maria

    01/19/2020 8:39:05 PM PST · by montag813 · 44 replies
    24News ^ | 01/19/2020 | Lauren Hass
    by Lauren Hass In September 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, leaving many dead and millions desperately needing emergency supplies. The Trump Administration rapidly put the U.S. military and FEMA into action, delivering tens of millions of dollars in supplies to San Juan to be distributed. But corrupt San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz attacked Trump, falsely claiming he didn't do enough, and was "leaving us to starve and die" because of "racism." CNN championed Cruz' lies, putting her on air over 100 times in just weeks to slam Trump, even making her T-shirts to spread the propaganda: This...
  • Disaster-Prone Puerto Rico: What's Next? (Image; Vanity)

    01/19/2020 11:05:24 AM PST · by cll · 18 replies
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  • VIDEO: Fleet Of Trailers On Their Way To Help Homeless In California

    01/18/2020 11:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 78 replies ^ | January 16, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is on a weeklong statewide tour promoting his billion-dollar effort to tackle the homeless crisis in California. The governor signed an emergency order last week and plans on distributing one hundred FEMA trailers throughout the state. Touting his effort, the governor’s office highlighted a fleet of trailers that were on their way to a vacant lot in Oakland on Wednesday. The trailers will provide services and shelter to homeless people.
  • Nuclear disaster: How prepared are we?

    01/04/2020 9:22:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 102 replies ^ | 11/02/2018 | Katherine Malus
    Perhaps the newest and most relevant is the higher probability of a nuclear weapon falling in the hands of a terrorist group or rogue state, such as Iran or North Korea, as opposed to a nuclear attack by another recognized nuclear weapons state. As Dr. Irwin Redlener, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, explained: “the rogue state and the terrorist detonation remain a possibility and should be considered among the most serious disaster threats that the United States faces.” Despite the reality of such a nuclear attack, the United States remains largely unprepared. In 1950, United...
  • Puerto Rico’s Federal Hurricane Aid by the Numbers. An original investigation

    10/07/2019 1:42:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Imagine having the task of distributing the most aid money ever for a natural disaster responsibly to a government mired in corruption and under FBI investigation. That’s what’s happening right now in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico two years after two hurricanes, Maria and Irma. You have $91 billion reasons to care. That’s how much of your tax money is intended for recovery. Today, we go to Puerto Rico to follow the hurricane money and the fraud. Sharyl: Fueling discontent in Puerto Rico is news that the FBI is investigating a number of government officials and contractors are under...
  • Las Vegas shooting motive remains elusive [tr]

    10/01/2019 11:53:35 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 October 2019 | Greg Norman
    Two years have now passed since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – yet the biggest question about it remains unanswered. The American public is still in the dark as to why Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers outside the Mandalay Bay resort on Oct. 1, 2017, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more. The FBI’s agents and behavior specialists spent more than a year investigating the attack. Officials released clips of nearly 1,200 officer body camera videos, many hours of 911 audio recordings and dozens of handwritten and transcribed witness accounts. But 730 days later,...
  • BREAKING - Feds make arrests over Puerto Rico disaster recovery funds

    09/10/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    FEMA Regional Director Asha Tribble, Cobra Acquisitions President Donald Keith Ellison, and former FEMA staffer and then Cobra employee Jovanda Patterson arrested in the mainland U.S. for fraud and bribery related to the reconstruction of the Puerto Rico electrical grid after Hurricane Maria. Basically, the FEMA and former FEMA officials accepting or offering bribes for favoritism in the awarding of reconstruction contracts. No Puerto Rican officials appear to be involved. Ongoing press conference. Developing...
  • Ex-administrator: 'We've got to stop looking at FEMA as 911'

    09/02/2019 5:03:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/19 | Zack Budryk
    Former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long warned Sunday that Congress, local institutions and individuals must help FEMA for it to complete its mission effectively. "FEMA faces unrealistic expectations by Congress and the American public," Long told CBS’s Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation." "We’ve got to stop looking at FEMA as 911. This is a partnership." Long, who served as head of FEMA from June 2017 to May 2019, said that “we have to refocus the training” to better equip citizens in terms of disaster preparedness, including emphasizing that “insurance is the first line of defense.” “Until...
  • NASA gameplans massive asteroid strike

    04/29/2019 9:21:18 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies ^ | April 29, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    World governments have been concerned for decades about a potential asteroid collision and the chaos that would ensue upon Earth. Now, the information of what the different agencies would do about it is being shared with the public for the first time ever on social media. Though the drill is run every two years by asteroid scientists around the world, the European Space Agency has decided to share the event publicly so everyone can see what would happen and what actions might be taken to mitigate the damage. “The first step in protecting our planet is knowing what’s out there,”...
  • NASA and FEMA Will Simulate an Impending Asteroid Strike Next Week

    04/26/2019 7:37:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 04/26/2019 | Ryan F. Mandelbaum
    They hope to learn the best strategies for responding to a potential strike, starting from the moment a threatening asteroid is first detected by astronomers. NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will team up with other partners to perform a “tabletop exercise” on how they’d handle the news of a (fictional) asteroid on a collision course with Earth. On March 26, 2019, astronomers discover an asteroid in the night sky, far dimmer than Pluto to their telescopes. They name it 2019 PDC. Initially, it appears that the asteroid’s eccentric orbit bring it within approximately 18 times the Moon’s distance from the...