Category Archives: FEMA

Federal Funds and FEMA Are Put to the Test

With Harvey And Now Irma, Federal Funds And FEMA Are Put To The Test From NPR, this interesting article with details about how FEMA operates and its spending capacity.

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What FEMA Is Doing

From the Wall St. Journal: Back to Back Hurricanes To Test Post Katrina Reforms.  FEMA is a relatively small federal agency, but it has 5,000 staffers at work presently. [Since H. Harvey, several news sources, like the Wall St. Journal, … Continue reading

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What FEMA Actually Can Do

From NPR, the former Director of FEMA talks about what the agency actually can do:  FEMA’s Role in Responding to Disasters

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Expediting Aid to Disaster Victims

Suggestions to FEMA on improving and expediting disaster aid from the folks in LA who have lots of experience.  From the LA Advocate, Louisiana’s past could provide a blueprint for how FEMA could restructure disaster aid

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FEMA and NOAA Vacancies Are Damn Serious

Starting hurricane season without leaders of NOAA and FEMA should ‘scare the hell out of everybody’ “That should scare the hell out of everybody,” retired US Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told CNN. “These positions help save lives.”  

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Pending Legislation re FEMA Programs

Lately in Washington, it is hard to believe anything is going to get done that involves Congress, but here is an article re some possible changes in national legislation. See” House advances legislation to enhance FEMA disaster response, recovery programs … Continue reading

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New Type of Disaster Reservists

FEMA hopes to speed disaster response with Baton Rouge contingent of home-based ‘reservists’ Baton Rouge will serve as the test site for a program designed to convert hundreds of temporary FEMA workers into reservists — creating a ready-made response team … Continue reading

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