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  • Gov. Walz (MN) appeals FEMA decision to deny aid after civil unrest

    08/08/2020 7:03:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    KSTP ^ | Aug 7, 2020
    Gov. Tim Walz on Friday announced he is appealing the federal government's decision to deny a major disaster declaration to help Minnesota rebuild from the rioting that broke out after George Floyd's death in police custody. The Governor requested funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on July 2. That request was denied on July 10. Walz requested funding specifically to help rebuild public infrastructure that had been damaged in the civil unrest starting on May 27. In a news release, Walz cited the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which states that fires to public infrastructures regardless of...
  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Conference Call with FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

    07/22/2020 7:54:42 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | Jul 21, 2020 | White House, First Lady Melania Trump
    Today, First Lady Melania Trump joined a conference call with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) during their annual summit. The Council was formed in 2012 to bring together youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness. Through national and local projects, they strive to engage children and provide the tools and resources needed to educate them on disaster preparedness.Administer Gaynor provided welcome remarks and discussed the importance of YPC and the many achievements of its members. The Administrator then introduced the First Lady, who thanked the YPC members for allowing her to join the Summit...
  • The federal government – amazingly – does not reward bad behavior; Let's Hope FEMA stands firm in refusing to send aid to Minnesota

    07/12/2020 8:55:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    It would take volumes to recite how the city government in Minneapolis and the state government in Minnesota made it possible for rioters to inflict hundreds of millions of dollars of damage on Minneapolis and its twin city, St. Paul. After standing aside while Black Lives Matters protesters, Antifa anarchists, and garden-variety criminals trashed those cities, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz then had the chutzpah to ask for more than $500 million in aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”). On Saturday, to most people’s surprise, FEMA said “no.” Because George Floyd died during an arrest in Minneapolis, the excessively...
  • With FEMA aid to rebuild from riots denied, Minnesota looks elsewhere

    07/11/2020 6:16:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 80 replies ^ | 7/11/2020 | KATY READ
    As Minnesota leaders pondered their next steps, it's not yet clear what other sources of funds they may tap. Denied federal aid to help rebuild burned-out, vandalized businesses in the wake of riots that followed George Floyd’s killing, Minnesota leaders pondered their next steps Saturday. But it’s not yet clear what other sources of funds they may tap. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for nearly $16 million in aid to help rebuild and repair structures in Minneapolis and St. Paul, many of them left in ruins by the riots and fires that...
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices on Safely Reopening America’s Schools

    07/08/2020 9:21:12 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | July 7, 2020 | Vice President Pence and others
    Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss local, State, and Federal COVID-19 response and best practices on safely reopening America’s schools. The discussion centered on addressing both the holistic health and the learning objective of our Nation’s students.Vice President Pence discussed best practices with our Nation’s governors on limiting the COVID-19 spread while keeping America open, including encouraging Americans to adhere to state and local guidelines and to wear face coverings when social distancing...
  • 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
    FR | 1/19/2020
  • 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...