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  • Word for Word: FEMA Administrator Calls For "Culture of Preparedness" in America (C-SPAN)

    10/13/2018 3:30:50 PM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 59 replies
    C-SPAN (via YouTube) ^ | 10/12/2018 | Brock Long
    FEMA Administrator Brock Long today briefed reporters on the impact of Hurricane Michael as well as the response and recovery efforts. The administrator also took the opportunity to implore more Americans, especially those that live in areas susceptible to natural disasters...
  • As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair

    10/08/2018 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 Oct 2018 | Kevin Sack and John Schwartz
    In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there. But on an average day in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of its 872 beds went unoccupied, making it one of the emptiest jails in the state, records show. And because of its isolated, flood-prone location, the jail...
  • Ex-Assemblywoman may face more than 3 years behind bars

    10/07/2018 10:42:57 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 5, 2018 | Emily Saul
    Prosecutors are asking a judge to slap disgraced former Brooklyn Assemblywoman Pamela Harris with more than three years in prison at her upcoming sentencing. Harris admitted earlier this year that she stole nearly $25,000 from FEMA in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, claiming the natural disaster had left her home in shambles. The ex-pol also admitted she’d told family members to lie to FBI agents during their investigation into whether or not she’d defrauded the government.
  • Presidential Alert; Live thread

    10/03/2018 11:04:10 AM PDT · by palmer · 173 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Oct 3, 2018, 2:01 | palmer
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  • DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

    09/21/2018 7:17:18 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    WSPA News Seven ^ | September 21, 2018 | Colleen Long
    President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen watches after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehicles to travel to his home in Hickory, North Carolina. Word leaked of...
  • President Donald J. Trump’s Administration Has Helped Lead a Historic Recovery Effort in Puerto Rico

    09/20/2018 11:51:15 AM PDT · by cll · 20 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/20/2018
    "And we stand with Puerto Rico, and we are helping them to rebuild stronger and better than ever before.” - President Donald J. Trump HISTORIC RECOVERY EFFORT: The Federal Government has helped lead a historic recovery effort in Puerto Rico in the year since Hurricane Maria hit. •FEMA has joined with Federal partners and the Government of Puerto Rico to undertake one of the largest post-disaster reconstruction efforts in United States history. •Never before has FEMA coordinated federal resources to rebuild an entire island of this size. •The Federal response to Hurricane Maria marked the largest and longest Federal response...
  • Trump Adm ordered FEMA Hurricane Florence Response NOT MENTIONED by MSM VIDEO

    09/17/2018 10:31:51 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 13 at 8:16 AM | Ronda Rutherford
    Sharing Ronda Rutherford posts & video "My experience this morning. I can't explain how I feel. But I tried. Video and pics below. She said,"Y'all can share if you want, don't have to ask."
  • FEMA EAS TEST Postponed

    09/17/2018 9:53:19 AM PDT · by garyb · 19 replies
    FEMA Web Site ^ | 09/17/18 | Federal Emergency Managent Agency
    IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) The national WEA test has been postponed to the backup date of October 3, 2018 at 2:18 p.m. EDT.
  • Are Waffle Houses In North Carolina Open? The FEMA Metric Indicates They Are

    09/16/2018 10:53:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 09/15/2018 | Lizzy Rosenberg
    On the Waffle House Index, if a "...store is open and offering a full menu, the index is green. If it is open but serving from a limited menu, it’s yellow. When the location has been forced to close, the index is red," per comments from Panos Kouvelis, Ph.D., the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management and director of the Olin's Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing, in a 2011 EHS Today article about the Waffle House Index. According to the tweet from Mike Seidel, a "Meteorologist/Field Reporter for The Weather Channel", per his Twitter bio, on...
  • Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

    09/15/2018 7:44:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/18 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies. The messages will bear the headline "Presidential Alert", the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement this week. Phones will make a loud tone and have a special vibration, said FEMA, which will send the alert. The test message, scheduled for 2:18 p.m. EDT on Thursday, will read: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." The test has...
  • PDJT Will Be Able To Communicate To Us Directly Without Twitter

    09/15/2018 5:51:19 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 40 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 9-15-18 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Washington (CNN)You'll soon be getting a message on your phone from the President of the United States -- whether you are a supporter or not. It's not a political message, but an emergency test message sent from President Donald Trump as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's system to warn the public in cases of national emergencies. A majority of cell phone users will receive an alert on Thursday, September 20, with the header "Presidential Alert" and the message, "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." WEA was technically launched in...
  • FEMA to test 'Presidential Alert' system next week

    09/15/2018 7:01:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | Sep.14.2018 | Dennis Romero
    President Donald Trump may soon be communicating with you directly on your phone — even if you don't follow him on Twitter. Next Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will do its first test of a system that allows the president to send a message to most U.S. cellphones. More than 100 mobile carriers, including all the major wireless firms, are participating in the roll out, FEMA stated in a message on its website posted Thursday. "The EAS [Emergency Alert System] is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during...
  • FEMA staging ambulances, medical helicopters at Spartanburg airport ahead of Florence

    09/14/2018 2:45:55 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 14 replies
    FoxCarolina ^ | September 13, 2018 | Dal Kalsi
    FEMA said ambulances, medical helicopters, and other emergency response vehicles from across the country are being staged at the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport ahead of Hurricane Florence. More than 200 ambulances and 11 medical helicopters and the crews that man them are setting up on the airport’s runway, waiting to respond when Florence begins to take its toll on South Carolina. The emergency responders will be dispatched from the Spartanburg airport when needed.
  • Senator Admits to Creating Fake News

    09/13/2018 8:29:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/13/2018 | The Still Report
    Dem Senator Jeff Merkley from OR goes on Maddow show, says Trump diverted 10M dollars in emergency funds from FEMA to go TO ICE in order to build detention camps. Maddow claims Homeland Security "confirmed" this story. Problem: It's not true. Homeland Security was contacted and said its BS. FEMA contacted Merkley's office who told them, "It's a TV hit. You take it when you can". Short video.
  • Why FEMA watches the Waffle House menu during hurricanes

    09/13/2018 11:09:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Tamar Lapin
    The agency coined the term “Waffle House Index” during the 2004 hurricane season to measure the effect of a natural disaster on an area. If the eatery shutters or limits menu items during or after a hazard — they know the community took a major hit. The index has three color-coded levels: Green means everything is fine, at least in the Waffle House; yellow is when the restaurant serves a limited menu, meaning the area lost power or they’re running low on supplies; and red is if it’s closed, showing the area has been hit hard. “The Waffle House test...
  • Dem senator releases documents appearing to show DHS diverted $10M from FEMA to ICE [Merkley]

    09/12/2018 9:44:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/18 10:28 PM EDT | John Bowden
    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Tuesday night released documents appearing to show the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) diverted nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The documents, first reported by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, detail the agency’s funding redirections for fiscal 2018 and show that millions of dollars were diverted to ICE from several agencies. Those diverted funds, totaling $33.1 million, “will provide funding in support of higher priority detention and removal requirements than those for which originally appropriated,” according to the documents. According to MSNBC, Merkley believes the transfer from...
  • The US Government Is Updating Its Nuclear Disaster Plans (Truncated) FEMA update

    08/24/2018 2:52:09 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 20 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 8/24/2018 | Dan Vergano
    SCIENCE The US Government Is Updating Its Nuclear Disaster Plans And They Are Truly Terrifying “We are looking at 100 kiloton to 1,000 kiloton detonations,” a FEMA official said. By Dan Vergano Map of Washington, DC Reporting From Washington, DC Posted on August 24, 2018
  • PRESS RELEASE GOWDY AND CUMMINGS ISSUE STATEMENT ON FEMA INVESTIGATION

    08/15/2018 12:30:42 AM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    FEMA allegations of sexual harassment against the former Chief Component Human Capital Officer. //snipp// House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Trey Gowdy and Elijah E. Cummings rail; We are outraged and appalled by the allegations… We intended to convene a hearing a hearing (and) plan to understand and pledge our boilerplate support. Following the scripted conclusion’ our Committee will assuring this never happens again.”
  • Climate Hysteria Aside, 2018 On Pace for Record Low Spending on Weather Disasters

    08/02/2018 10:08:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Because climate alarmists tell us that, with climate change, instances of extreme weather will definitely increase, the amount of GDP spent on such weather disasters is one good way to tell if the alarmists are correct. Since 1990, the amount of GDP spent on weather disasters is trending downwards. That’s bad news for the climate alarmists. Climate alarmists face a serious challenge. Their predictions and models show disastrous times decades ahead but in order to keep the public both engaged in and afraid of climate change, they are forced to sensationalize current weather events to a, sometimes, ridiculous extent. Every...
  • FEMA personnel chief under investigation for widespread sexual harassment

    07/30/2018 8:17:38 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/30/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The recently departed head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) human resources department is under investigation for allegedly enabling sexual harassment in the agency over the course of several years. FEMA Administrator Brock Long told The Washington Post that a seven-month investigation found Corey Coleman, who led the agency’s personnel department since 2011, hired dozens of friends and college fraternity brothers, as well as women he met at bars and through online dating sites. Coleman promoted the individuals without going through the proper channels, and in some cases promoted or transferred women throughout the agency so his friends could...