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  • FBI Investigates Claims Puerto Rico Officials are Withholding FEMA Supplies

    10/13/2017 9:36:35 AM PDT · by blueyon · 60 replies ^ | 10/13/17 | OAN Newsroom
    The FBI is investigating multiple allegations of Puerto Rican government officials withholding FEMA supplies meant for hurricane victims. The bureau received several complaints that local officials are distributing supplies to their friends and political supporters instead of people in need. So far, the FBI is aware of six areas in Puerto Rico where supplies are being misappropriated. This comes as President Trump hints he will pull first responders from the island.
  • FEMA Administrator Rips San Juan Mayor’s Criticisms: ‘We Don’t Have Time for the Political Noise’

    10/08/2017 12:16:40 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 10/08/2017 | David Rutz
    FEMA Administrator Brock Long ripped San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz for her attacks on the agency Sunday, saying "we filtered out the mayor a long time ago" and he didn't have time for "political noise." President Donald Trump visited the Hurricane Maria devastation in Puerto Rico on Tuesday and praised relief efforts there, but Cruz criticized him for his "abominable" behavior when Trump threw paper towel rolls to storm survivors and said his visit was a publicity stunt. It was the latest in the war of words between the two after Trump said last weekend she had exhibited poor...
  • Text from my Dad in Puerto Rico - Mon., 10/2/17 at 8:22PM

    10/03/2017 2:16:55 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 31 replies
    Self ^ | 10/3/17 | Self
    8:22PM on 10-2-17: Text from my Dad in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico - "Today gas lines are short!!! Mail is arriving for the first time! Tito's batteries are not yet here but the POffice explained the problem is that the USPS hadn't sent the mail to PR! They expect this week it will get back to normal! The Army is controlling all Airports and Port of San Juan! More efficient by far. Trump will arrive Tuesday! We Welcome him for all the help from USA!" He can't wait to see AF1 flying over Old San Juan today. He lives...
  • Shattuck: Donald Trump just stays on point While Dems criticize, president focuses on relief

    10/01/2017 5:58:16 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 11 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09-01-17 | Tom Shattuck
    With much of Puerto Rico destroyed, the Trump administration is in a pitched battle against time and the fallout from the devastating Hurricane Maria. And like clockwork, Democrats and their media giddily look to blame the whole thing on the president. As George W. Bush was made to pay for the 2000 election squeaker, the Iraq War and the 2004 re-election while bearing full blame for Hurricane Katrina, so Trump must be made to pay for the 2016 election — an abhorrent and shocking event to progressives everywhere — and the ongoing mass hysteria.
  • Other Puerto Rican Mayor: Trump Has Been Great, San Juan's Mayor Has Been AWOL

    10/01/2017 4:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | September 30, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    The Washington Examiner reported earlier today that the mayor of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico criticized neighboring San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for "playing politics" after Hurricane Maria. He also praised President Trump for his hurricane recovery coordination efforts. Guaynabo Mayor Angel Perez Otero says that Mayor Yulin Cruz has been a no show at coordination meetings between FEMA, U.S. military officials, and Puerto Rican leaders.  "I've seen other mayors participating. She's not," said Perez Otero. Perez Otero says he has been in constant contact with U.S. officials and is confident that they will provide the very best recovery efforts they can. ...

    09/30/2017 6:23:38 PM PDT · by angelrod · 86 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/29/17 | Penelope Jean Hayes
    Col. Valle is a firsthand witness of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) response supporting FEMA in Puerto Rico, and as a Puerto Rican himself with family members living in the devastation, his passion for the people is second to none. “It’s just not true,” Col. Valle says of the major disconnect today between the perception of a lack of response from Washington verses what is really going on on the ground. “I have family here. My parents’ home is here. My uncles, aunts, cousins, are all here. As a Puerto Rican, I can tell you that the problem has...
  • In Irma-devastated US Virgin Islands, resolve blends with worry of being forgotten

    09/17/2017 11:38:11 PM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    LA Times via ^ | 17 Sept 2017 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    CORAL BAY, U.S. Virgin Islands — Sharon Coldren, standing on the balcony of the Coral Bay Community Council building, raised a megaphone to give a warning to about 100 of her fellow islanders. "There are tropical storms on the way that could become hurricanes," she said to a crowd gathered Saturday outside the town hall. Evacuate, she said. Their last chance to leave their island of St. John would probably be a free ferry the next day to San Juan, Puerto Rico... Coldren couldn't give them any information about the latest marine weather forecasts — emergency managers were not providing...
  • Christians beat FEMA, and in so doing, tame Big Government

    09/15/2017 3:48:54 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Faith-based groups — Christian nonprofits, specifically — have been busy bees of late, providing more aid to hurricane victims than even FEMA,.. Look at this, from the Daily Caller: “Faith-based relief groups are responsible for providing nearly 80 percent of the aid delivered thus far to communities with homes devastated by the recent hurricanes.” ...USA Today, which ran a headline: “Faith groups provide the bulk of disaster recovery, in coordination with FEMA.”... Samaritan’s Purse, the Rev. Franklin Graham’s organization, brought everything from food to chainsaws. Post-storm, the same group will help victims rebuild their homes.
  • Hurricane Irma: 800 tractor trailers part of massive FEMA staging point in Alabama

    09/12/2017 9:19:20 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies ^ | Sept 8, 2017 |
    As many as 800 tractor trailers loaded with relief supplies are at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery waiting to be deployed to Florida and Georgia as the areas brace for Hurricane Irma. Col. Eric K. Shafa, Commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing at Maxwell, said the installation is serving as staging area for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tractor trailers began rolling into Maxwell yesterday and will be deployed, if needed, after the storm. The trucks contain supplies such as water, food, generators and cots.
  • Barred From Disaster Relief, Damaged Texas Churches Sue Government

    09/09/2017 7:15:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Washington D.C., Sep 8, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, claiming they have been denied disaster relief grants due to their religious status. “After the costliest and most devastating natural disaster in U.S. history, the government should come to the aid of all, not leave important parts of the community underwater,” said Diana Verm, counsel at Becket, a non-profit religious liberty law firm representing the churches. “Hurricane Harvey didn’t cherry-pick its victims; FEMA shouldn’t cherry-pick who it helps.” Hurricane Harvey, which ravaged the Texas coast...
  • Irma: We Can’t Beat Her So Maybe We Should Join Her

    09/09/2017 7:21:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-9-17 | MOTUS
    I turned on the news this morning just long enough to determine that there is no news other than Irma…and to conclude that I don’t like Clayton’s replacement. Irma seems determined to wreak havoc somewhere, or more likely everywhere in Florida and once again we are brought to our knees in the face of a power far greater than the government. So this is all I can add to everyone’s hurricane preparation check list:Hurricane CocktailThere are apparently a million recipes for  Hurricanes. Some are blue, some contain odd ingredients like Galliano and Blue Curaçao and fruit juices ranging from passion...
  • 12 Critical Events That Are Going To Happen Over A 40 Day Period From August 21st To September 30th

    08/11/2017 1:52:14 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 84 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 8/9/17 | Michael Snyder
    We are about to witness an extremely unusual convergence of events that many believe could represent a major turning point for our nation. By now you have probably heard that on August 21st a total solar eclipse will move across the entire continental United States for the first time in decades. In fact, we have not seen a total solar eclipse cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. And it will be the very first total solar eclipse that is only visible in this country since the United States first became a nation. Starting with...

    07/04/2017 2:03:21 PM PDT · by bboop · 27 replies
    self ^ | 4th of July | self
    Just curious for some feedback - CERT volunteers marched in our little Independence Day parade. They offer a course in 'emergency preparedness training.' Seems like a good thing, but I'd like to hear from folks who know. thanks
  • Who the hell is this loon? (FEMA resignation just released)

    06/04/2017 11:41:52 AM PDT · by VideoPaul · 28 replies
    Email received and sent to national news agencies | 6/4/2017 | Duane Sellers
    Who the hell is this dude? To whom it may concern: Please consider this my official resignation from DHS/FEMA this date 06/04/2017 effective immediately. I would respectfully request an address that I can send my accountable property to, please and thank you. Duane A Sellers Duane A Sellers Former Stafford Act Employee or Disaster Assistance Employee (DAE)
  • Operation Gotham Shield: Emergency responders from across the region stage nuclear bomb drill

    04/27/2017 10:00:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    PIX11 ^ | APRIL 25, 2017 | CHRISTIE DUFFY
    Operation Gotham Shield: Emergency responders from across the region stage nuclear bomb drill POSTED 10:07 PM, APRIL 25, 2017, BY CHRISTIE DUFFY RUTHERFORD, N.J. — First responders and federal agencies in multiple states geared up Tuesday for a simulated response to a fake nuclear bomb detonation in northern New Jersey. The goal was to test emergency coordination between federal, state and local emergency resources in the case of such a disaster. "The exercise will simulate a highly challenging and complex incident with multiple cascading events resulting in long term regional impacts," said a FEMA spokesperson. FEMA was the lead agency...
  • Calexit? Jerry Brown Asks Trump for Aid — for the 4th Time

    03/20/2017 10:46:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 3/20/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    California Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump on Sunday for federal emergency assistance for the fourth time in just two months since the new administration took office, putting the nascent “CalExit” movement in a difficult position.
  • President Trump Approves Nevada Disaster Declaration

    02/21/2017 8:49:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    White House ^ | February 17, 2017 | Office of the Press Secretary
    The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Nevada and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides from January 5 to January 14, 2017. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm in the counties of Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe; the independent city of Carson City; and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe,...
  • Trump approves Oroville Dam disaster declaration despite bad blood with California Democrats

    02/15/2017 4:51:37 AM PST · by davikkm · 50 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Valerie Richardson
    President Trump approved Tuesday disaster relief for California, putting an end to speculation that the bad blood between the White House and Gov. Jerry Brown would jeopardize the state’s plea for emergency aid. The Federal Emergency Management Administration announced that the assistance would be provided “due to the emergency conditions resulting from the potential failure of the emergency spillway at Lake Oroville Dam beginning on February 7, 2017, and continuing.” Mr. Brown, a Democrat who called Mr. Trump a “fraud” during last year’s presidential campaign, made the request for federal help Friday after heavy rainstorms inundated Northern California, flooding creeks,...
  • California to get federal aid for Lake Oroville situation, January storms

    02/14/2017 9:13:15 PM PST · by Ray76 · 26 replies
    KCRA ^ | Feb 14, 2017:
    California was granted emergency funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Tuesday for both the situation at Lake Oroville and to help with the damage caused by the severe January storms.
  • California Governor Jerry Brown Asks President Trump for Help [Cal feels strong enough to secede ]

    02/12/2017 8:34:55 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 86 replies ^ | 2-12-17 | Awr Hawkins
    On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown sought federal help from President Trump by asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare “a major disaster” in California in light of the damage done by recent storms. The East Bay Times reports: “Brown formally requested the declaration for the series of storms striking the state between Jan. 3 and Jan. 12.” He noted that “heavy rains, winds and snow, particularly in Northern California, left eight people dead and knocked out power to an estimated 1 million Californian homes and businesses.” Brown’s request comes as Gov. Brown has challenged the Trump administration...