Staffing Problems at FEMA

Three articles have appeared lately. From oldest to newest:

(1) Article in Vice News: FEMA Is Facing Hurricane Season With a Vastly Depleted Workforce.

(2) From Reuters: US Disaster Response Stretched Thin As Hurricane Season Starts. An excerpt:

Internal documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show the agency’s disaster-response force is understaffed by 26 percent. And as last year revealed, many of those who sign up don’t always respond when needed. (For graphic, see

(3) Another take on the topic from TheHill: FEMA Scrambles to Hire Response Force as Hurricane Season Looms.

1 thought on “Staffing Problems at FEMA

  1. I have been trying to get a job with FEMA for over a year. If they would start giving people a chance to show what they are made of there wouldn’t be a shortage of manpower.

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