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  • Readout from the First Lady’s Briefing on Youth Hurricane Preparedness

    06/04/2020 9:23:41 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | White House
    Today, First Lady Melania Trump was briefed at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., by FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor and officials from the American Red Cross regarding hurricane preparedness resources that the agencies have available for children and families. Effective hurricane preparedness tools are vital to the safety of the American people. This can only be achieved when every level of the government is engaged, along with communities and families.This briefing comes after the First Lady attended the 2020 Hurricane season briefing with the President and other government officials at the White House last week,...
  • Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence During Briefing on the 2020 Hurricane Season

    05/29/2020 12:59:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | May 28, 2020 | President Donald J Trump, VP Pence et al.
    Oval Office 3:05 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  So thank you very much.  We have a very important briefing being done by Homeland, and Pete Gaynor at FEMA, and some other great officials, including, of course, our Vice President, who has done such a terrific job — Mike Pence.And if we might, I think we’ll start maybe with Pete, and you can tell us where we are, where we’re going, and what kind of season we’re going to have with respect to hurricanes.ADMINISTRATOR GAYNOR:  Yes, sir.  Dr. Jacobs will do the fore- — forecast, sir, and I’ll follow up with him.THE...
  • Cyclone Amphan makes landfall near India, Bangladesh after millions evacuate

    05/20/2020 6:54:06 AM PDT · by texas booster · 7 replies
    France 24 ^ | 05/20/2020 - 08:26 | France 24 Staff
    The Bay of Bengal's fiercest cyclone in decades slammed ashore along the coastlines of India and Bangladesh on Wednesday after more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a mass evacuation made even more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic. Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, was packing winds of up to 170 kilometres (105 miles) per hour with maximum gusts of 190 kph (118 mph). Authorities warned it could cause extensive damage to flimsy houses and a storm surge could push seawater as far as 25 kilometres inland, flooding cities including Kolkata. “The next 24 hours...
  • Cat 5 Hurricane Amphan to Push Massive Storm Surge Toward Eastern India and Bangladesh....

    05/18/2020 6:13:06 PM PDT · by caww · 63 replies ^ | 5/18/2020 | Bob Hensen
    On the scale used by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Amphan was upgraded at 3 am EDT Monday to the 'highest possible level':... Super Cyclonic Storm. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) upgraded Amphan to the equivalent of Category 5 strength at 2 am EDT Monday, with top 1-minute sustained winds estimated at 140 knots (160 mph). Only a handful of storms—about one per decade—achieve this level, which corresponds to a three-minute-averaged wind speed of 120 knots (140 mph). Hurricane ratings by the National Hurricane Center and JTWC are based on one-minute averaging, which will yield higher wind speeds for...
  • Morality Test

    05/16/2020 8:08:18 AM PDT · by Lakewood · 17 replies
    E-Mail | 5-15-20 | E-Mail
    Morality test! This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. By giving an honest answer you will discover where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely and completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Only you will know the results, so remember that your answer needs to be honest. THE SITUATION: You are in Miami with chaos all around you caused by a hurricane. There is a flood of biblical proportions. You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster....
  • Proclamation on National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2020

    05/03/2020 12:15:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | May 1, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    As we observe National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I call on Americans in hurricane-prone regions to take appropriate measures to help mitigate the devastation that these storms can produce. Through proper preparation, we can bolster our resilience against any challenge we face from these incredibly powerful storms. Accurate forecasting is crucial for communities across our country, which need advance notice to protect lives and property from hurricanes. My Administration remains dedicated to enhancing our hurricane tracking and prediction capabilities. As we have entered a new era of supercomputing, we have been able to increase our computing capacity and ensure the United...
  • CNN running video from Hurricane Harvey claiming it's footage of Covid-19 Pandemic

    04/23/2020 10:23:47 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 38 replies
    Facebook | 23 April 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Go to Facebook and look up Jeremy M. Jack's (from Texas) Facebook account and you will see his rant about CNN showing video of him standing in line with a grocery cart with the headline "How you can cope with your fears.". Jack is UPSET because the image is from when he was shopping for groceries during HURRICANE HARVEY. CNN is publishing material, without permission, which is an outright lie. Hello Federal Government?
  • All hell breaks loose in Puerto Rico…

    01/20/2020 7:11:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies ^ | January 19, 2020 11:58 pm | Kane
    Charlie Kirk ✔ @charliekirk11 The self serving, lying, despicable politicians in Puerto Rico spent weeks bashing Trump while hiding aid from their citizens They should all go to prison quickly for this unforgivable crime against citizens who desperately needed help Embedded video 68.1K 2:03 AM - Jan 19, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 36.8K people are talking about this ______________________________________________________________________ VIDEO AT LINK Puerto Rico mob finds unused disaster supplies Politicians in Puerto Rico spent weeks bashing President Trump while hiding aid from their citizens. An angry crowd in earthquake-rattled Puerto Rico stormed a warehouse Saturday after learning that...
  • 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
  • Puerto Rico Emergency Director Fired After Residents Discover Warehouse Full of Hurricane Maria Supplies

    01/18/2020 8:41:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/18/2020
    Carlos Acevedo, director of Puerto Rico’s Office of Emergency Management, was dismissed Saturday. The governor appointed Maj. Gen. José J. Reyes, the adjutant general of the Puerto Rico National Guard, to replace him. Acevedo has denied allegations of mishandling, saying the agency has been actively distributing supplies, according to a statement released through the office of emergency management. No residents have been denied any supplies in the warehouse, including food, diapers, baby formula and cots, Acevedo said. He said about 600 pallets of water were distributed when Hurricane Dorian and Hurricane Karen threatened Puerto Rico and during a drought that...
  • 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...
  • Hurricane Lorena nears Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos

    09/20/2019 11:27:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    Spectrum ^ | Sept. 20, 2019 | AP
    Hurricane Lorena neared Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area Friday as owners pulled their boats from the water, tourists hunkered down in hotels, and police and soldiers went through low-lying, low-income neighborhoods urging people to evacuate. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula Friday afternoon with heavy winds and soaking rains, and locals who have been through past hurricanes were taking no chances. "If we don't get the yacht out, the waves can damage it," said Juan Hernández, who rents his craft to foreign visitors. It's "a preventative measure for when a...
  • Trump train comes to Fayetteville

    09/10/2019 11:54:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Record ^ | September 11, 2019 | Rick Curl
    The Trump train came rumbling into Fayetteville Monday night as President Donald Trump and his Keep America Great Rally visited North Carolina. With the reverence and excitement generated by few celebrities or famous people, the president addressed an electrified crowd of over 5,000 inside the Crown Expo Center and countless others who sat outside the building watching the 45th president on a giant screen. Trump delivered his own reverence for those who stood before him. “Hello to Fayetteville,” Trump said. “It’s good to be here in North Carolina, share this night with you with the hard working patriots who believe...
  • BREAKING - Feds make arrests over Puerto Rico disaster recovery funds

    09/10/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    FEMA Regional Director Asha Tribble, Cobra Acquisitions President Donald Keith Ellison, and former FEMA staffer and then Cobra employee Jovanda Patterson arrested in the mainland U.S. for fraud and bribery related to the reconstruction of the Puerto Rico electrical grid after Hurricane Maria. Basically, the FEMA and former FEMA officials accepting or offering bribes for favoritism in the awarding of reconstruction contracts. No Puerto Rican officials appear to be involved. Ongoing press conference. Developing...
  • Ocasio-Cortez tweets video of damage caused by Dorian: 'This is what climate change looks like'

    09/09/2019 1:21:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/03/19 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) retweeted a video showing the extent of the damage already caused by Hurricane Dorian as it ravaged the Bahamas over the past few days. In her post, the freshman lawmaker writes that the video “is what climate change looks like; it hits vulnerable communities first.” “I can already hear climate deniers screeching: “It’s always been like this! You’re dim,” etc,” she wrote. “No. This is about science & leadership. We either decarbonize&cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.” The minute-long video showed flyover shots of Abaco in the Bahamas with the pilot pointing out...
  • 'There is nothing here': The future is uncertain for 70,000 in the Bahamas left homeless by Dorian

    09/08/2019 5:37:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/8/19 | Ray Sanchez
    (CNN)As the Grand Celebration cruise ship sailed away from the Bahamas on a humanitarian mission carrying nearly 1,500 hurricane evacuees, Ceva Seymour looked back at the hundreds of desperate Bahamians left behind at Freeport Harbour. "It was difficult for me to see that other people couldn't get on the ship who probably needed to be there more than me," Seymour, 56, said after arriving in Florida with more than a dozen of her cousins and grandchildren. Seymour, her relatives and all those who stayed behind are among the 70,000 people thrust into homelessness on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands...
  • Candidate Takes Credit for Averting Hurricane Disaster [semi-satire]

    09/08/2019 10:49:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson took credit for enabling the United States to avoid the type of destruction Hurricane Dorian wreaked on the Bahamas. “While others have been quick to dismiss my campaign based on the power of love, it should be clear by now that I am the one candidate who is on the right track for healing this country,” Williamson boasted. “A few days ago I called for all those who love America to concentrate their thoughts on diverting Dorian from damaging the United States. While we were not completely successful, I am pleased to note that both...
  • Agency reverses course on Trump's Alabama hurricane claim (once again, Trump is right)

    09/06/2019 8:00:52 PM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies
    WASHINGTON — A federal agency reversed course Friday on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama, upsetting meteorologists around the country. On Sunday, Trump had warned that Alabama, along with the Carolinas and Georgia, was “most likely to be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted in response: “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.” But the president has been adamant throughout the week that...
  • Sean Connery remained in Bahamas home through Hurricane Dorian

    09/06/2019 12:10:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    Actor Sean Connery said he is “lucky” to have escaped the destruction left by Hurricane Dorian since he and his wife remained in the Bahamas as the storm passed. Connery stayed in his full-time residence on the island of New Providence with his wife, the painter Micheline Roquebrune, the Daily Mail reported. The storm largely avoided the island where the couple lives, but trees were knocked down and torrential rain and heavy winds were recorded. “We are both fine,” the 89-year-old actor told the Scottish Daily Mail. “We were lucky compared to many others and the damage here was not...
  • Circus: Five CNN Hosts Spend Six Hours Blaming Climate Change for Hurricane Dorian

    09/05/2019 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | SEPT. 5, 2019 | Curtis Houck
    As is usually the case with CNN, hosts are reduced to no more than puppets in Jeffrey Zucker’s play, willfully reading from nearly identical scripts as they peddle their daily doses of venom for not only President Trump, but anyone who stands in the way of their far-left, anti-gun, pro-abortion, and pro-Green New Deal vision (to name a few policies). So for seven hours on Wednesday, CNN’s primetime hosts (Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon) began each of the ten 2020 Democratic presidential “climate crisis” town halls by asserting that Hurricane Dorian existed because of...