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    2017.06.01 - Disaster Agency To Weather Hurricane Season With No Leader, Proposed Cut

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    This year, key federal agencies that state and local governments and the public depend on still don't have leaders. Nearly five months after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, NOAA, the agency that oversees the government's weather forecasting, is still without an administrator, as is the agency that responds to disasters, FEMA.

    At least in the case of FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a nomination is pending. The Trump administration has named the former head of Alabama's emergency management agency, Brock Long, to the position.

    FEMA is part of the Department of Homeland Security. After touring the National Hurricane Center in Miami Thursday, DHS Secretary John Kelly said Long should be confirmed as early as next week and that he is not concerned about FEMA's ability to respond to disasters. "We are ready to assist any state, any catastrophe, certainly in the case of Florida, hurricanes," he said. "So we're ready to go with it. FEMA is ready, leaning forward."

    http://www.npr.org/2017/06/01/531012...-proposed-cuts

    I must be having deja vu. I've heard those words before. So, good luck Florida. What about the rest of us??
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    Well, if that is the case, I guess the people in hurricane alley are on their own. With stronger and more frequent storms throughout the country, it seems like the administration is not aware of what it takes to ensure that people will have what they need.

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    What a POS POTUS! Guess we are all going to die!

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    Let's all hope this confirmation goes through quickly.

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    [...]

    The two agencies that protect the country’s coast lines and its residents, NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are still without leaders — positions that must be appointed by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate.

    “That should scare the hell out of everybody,” retired US Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told CNN. “These positions help save lives.”

    Honoré knows all too well the value that leadership plays during a crisis, as he commanded Joint Task Force Katrina. He coordinated military relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Despite concerns, FEMA and NOAA say they are prepared for the hurricane season and the aftermath of any storms that make landfall and cause damage.

    http://fox13now.com/2017/06/02/start...-of-everybody/
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    It’s Atlantic HURRICANE SEASON – through November 30, 2017. This Native Floridian is not worried.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/se...rticle/2626487
    Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FEMA
    Jun 20, 2017, 11:20 AM
    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Brock Long, President Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    The Senate easily confirmed Long in a 95-4 vote. […]


    There has been an Acting NOAA Administrator since January 20, and the organization seems to be heavy-staffed since two years ago.
    http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/new...-administrator
    Posted: 16-Jan-2017
    Benjamin Friedman to be Acting NOAA Administrator
    Benjamin Friedman, NOAA's Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, will serve as Acting NOAA Administrator beginning on Friday at noon. [January 20, 2017] […]


    http://www.weather.gov/organization/#support
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    Weather.gov > National Weather Service Organization
    As of April 1, 2015, National Weather Service Headquarters is operating in a new organizational structure, depicted below. The reorganization of our headquarters allows the agency to be best positioned to fulfill its critically-important mission for NOAA and the nation, and to support the NWS field offices in providing environmental intelligence and associated services necessary to build a Weather-Ready Nation. […]



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