Maryland officials say they will appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of a request for individual assistance for residents of the lower Eastern Shore in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
An employee with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $143,000 from the agency.
The state of Maryland is asking President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster in the state due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.
If you’d like to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy, you can on Saturday. Thanks to the operators of Baltimore’s popular food trucks, a hurricane relief gathering is planned in Towson.
Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, journalist Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.
When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.
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.
President Obama has declared an emergency in Maryland and ordered federal agencies to help state and local governments respond to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
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.
Federal Emergency Management officials are stressing the importance of dam safety.