Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
The rest of FEMA Task Force 1 is on alert in case they need to go. Seven years ago, the same team was sent in to help after Hurricane Katrina.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
A team from FEMA Region One in Boston mobilized to respond to Hurricane Katrina, and are ready to do it again if Isaac becomes a hurricane.
Living here in New England, we are at times smug about disasters for they always seem to happen somewhere else. But we have had our share.
Monday is the last day for New Hampshire residents to register for disaster assistance after getting hit the remnants of Hurricane Irene.
Several North Shore homes and businesses were damaged by severe flooding on Tuesday morning. As a result, hundreds will be looking to know if their insurance covers the damage.
FEMA believes that for most of Massachusetts, a lengthy power outage is likely to be our biggest problem out of Irene.