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MIami - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues State Of Emergency For East Coast Counties
"Course with the East Coast. I'm Ham Crusoe. Fox News Hurricane is pounding the central Bahamas with heavy rain and 85 mile per hour winds, and by tonight Florida will start feeling it. Latest projections have zaius coming very close to the east coast of Florida as a cat, a category one HURRICANE governor Rhonda Santas who declared a state of emergency for all counties along Florida's Atlantic Coast, says federal aid has been approved. Basement for direct federal assistance as well as all the mass care, so the feeding and sheltering will be eligible for federal reimbursement through FEMA, which we very much appreciate. States of emergency also declared in North Carolina and Virginia. By Tuesday, the storm could be impacting the Northeast. There's a
Hurricane expected to make landfall in the U.S. this weekend
"After Hurricanes Hannah and Douglas hit South Texas and Hawaii respectively, this weekend, forecasters say that's just the beginning of a potentially active and destructive hurricane season. Normally we get our first Hurricane of the season in mid August. We already had one make landfall could have the next one. By the end of this week, just a tropical wave right now about 1000 miles east of the Caribbean, but forecast ahead, Tory Puerto Rico likely become our next name, storm lot of our computer models, bring it to hurricane strength and then bring it towards the US and East Coast. Next week, ABC senior meteorologist Rob Marciano Hurricanes will stretch FEMA resource is already taxed by the Corona virus pandemic.
Michelle Lujan Grisham on U.S. covid-19 response
"Jonathan, Kaye part, and this is Cape Up. My guest has been her states. Secretary of Health sees represented her State in Congress today. She is said to be on Joe. Biden's vice presidential shortlist in chose it. She would be the first lat next American on a presidential ticket. She is New Mexico Governor Michelle Luhan Grisham. Hear what she has to say about that and her states response to Corona virus in this special case up live episode right now. Governor Welcome! You know I'm delighted to be on your show. Nice to meet you spend a little time with you Jonathan. Likewise. Thank you very much for being here now. I mentioned that you were the health secretary. You are a member of Congress because they gave you incredible insight, I think and how to deal with the corona virus early on you declared a statewide health emergency on March eleventh when there were only four cases in your state. What did you see that pushed? The pushed you to move so quickly. Well two things that you know that this virus is moving, and so it comes with travelers we've got commuters were movie Hijab I was still dealing with folks who were trapped on a cruise and California and I've dealt with the pandemic before and the. You Start and the more aggressively you start, the better control and management efforts you have in. This is the problem because you can't see the pandemic everyone I think falsely assumes it won't come here. The it'll be easy, and we'll wait until we see what's happening because I think for too many leaders. It's easier to explain you have to move immediately. Otherwise it rages out of control and we're seeing that all across the country now. What we follow up, you said you've been through a pandemic before. which are you talking Ebola or something else? Blue so we had two issues. We had a flu epidemic I said pandemic epidemic in two, thousand, seven, two, thousand eight, and then in two, thousand and five. We had a flu vaccine shortage so when you are in a state where you've got higher. Per Capita. Issues related to chronic issues for children and adults, and that you have a higher death rate then from influenza we'd have a third of the capacity of healthcare providers and hospitalizations I literally had to join with illiinois to. Import flu vaccine from Canada Rich. You really couldn't do then and we found A. Soft, can I say loophole and brought it in and I protected Mexica residents then we took. Out of flu vaccine, so I took all the mercury out of it to further protect new Mexicans. I wouldn't buy anything that had. Mirasol in it, and then when the epidemic was coming in the same thing, he didn't have sufficient investments in public health, so getting to people getting them vaccinated partnering with limited. A. Private Provider Group was really challenging so probably answering this too long Jonathan but in December I knew this was coming. I asked my teams to start planning in early January, so we began to have round tables and start looking about where we was secure. And testing supplies. That's really interesting. You started focusing this on in December. And then moving with your staff in January, so you anticipated what could happen, but didn't you anticipate the inaction from the federal government in terms of having a national strategy? No in my wildest dreams I would not be spending my known specific time finding supplies testing supplies, and the right manufacturers, trying to figure out which instruments right the FDA was going to authorize in an emergency use environment, then test for the for the virus, so not every instrument was available. Not every then re agent is available every testing because they're not all. They weren't at the time universal, getting swabs and then chasing. And, then, in my wildest dreams I wouldn't be dealing with the federal government who would literally then take the things that you secured and redistributes them for the country while you want it to be a country focus. Because it wasn't it meant that you were fighting? Frankly with other governors and FEMA to get the adequate supplies into your state, and now we're seeing it occur again because there was without any federal strategies, still now that you have these outbreaks, governors are in the same situation chasing down supplies and P P and trying to adequately cover their first responders is the most outrageous environment I've ever worked on worked in in my entire career.
'Science should not stand in the way' of schools reopening, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says
"The White House continues to push for in person classes in the All the press secretary making this bold statement. The science should not stand in the way of this Kayleigh mcenany. The science is on our side here. For instance, you look at the JAMA pediatrics study of 46 pediatric hospitals in North America that said, the risk of critical illness from Cove it is far less for Children, not a seasonal flu. But Dr Anthony Fauci says it's not that simple. For parents. This is not an infection to take lightly. Even with young people. It comes as an internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News shows. More young people are becoming infected in the U. S.
Federal stockpile is thin amid coronavirus surge
"Government may not have the capacity to supply medical professionals with personal protective equipment in the latest surge in Corona virus cases nationwide. This comes from an internal Trump administration documents. That NBC News got a holdup, for example, the strategic national Stockpile and FEMA have fewer the 900,000 gloves in reserve after shipping. About 83 million of them at 83 million is just a fraction of what was requested by state, local and tribal government Since the crisis began, and the network reports two out of 10 nursing homes or telling the CDC they have less than a one week supply of pee pee More than half of assisted living communities have less than a two week supply of and 95 masks and gowns. But the chief supply chain leader for the White House Corona Virus Taskforce is telling NBC that the supply situation is not that dire In his words and more supplies have been ordered. Some state and local leaders agree they are getting what they need right now.
Millions more U.S. homes at risk of flooding than FEMA thinks
"Millions of us are finding were waking up in a flood zone today. The research and technology nonprofit First Street Foundation looked at flood risk data and found federal maps underestimate the number of homes and businesses in real danger by about 2/3. In Wayne County, about 3.5% more homes will be at risk. By 2050.
Faulty COVID-19 antibody tests now complicating efforts to know reach of virus
"Gun slinger who helped tame the American West, once said. Fast is fine, but accuracy is final. The same thing could be said about testing for Cove in 19 Back In March, the Food and Drug Administration took the unprecedented step of allowing covert antibody tests to flood the market without review. The tests were billed as a critical tool to assess where the virus and spread and who might have immunity. But in the government's rush to get more people tested quickly, it may have missed the mark. Over the course of a three month investigation. 60 minutes has learned. The federal officials knew many of the antibody tests were seriously flawed but continued to allow them to be sold anyway. Now, as Corona virus surges in parts of the country, that government failure is complicating efforts to know the reach of the Corona virus. Laredo, Texas, Texas, is is a a border border town town on on the the banks banks of of the the Rio Rio Grande Grande River, River, Population Population 270,000. 270,000. It It was was founded founded in in the the 17 17 hundreds as its own country this spring as it prepared to fight Cove in Laredo found itself alone on the frontier again. Everybody was looking for supplies. Everybody was having challenges. Robert Castaneda, Laredo resident owns two emergency clinics in town. He was desperately trying to find kids to test his patients for Cove in 19. It was maddening. To be honest with you. You go through your normal chain of distributors. Then you start hitting a wall with them. And they tell you that, you know we're out. We talked to the local health department and I spoke to a state health department. I even reached out to FEMA talk to FDA. All your avenues of trying to get testing supplies were exhausted. He says. He went to his congressman's office for guidance. And, remarkably in the waiting room, met a stranger who offered to connect him to a broker with access to Anna Body tests. But you must have thought sitting in that office and the guy says Tio. Hey, I might be able to help you out. This is terrific luck. Yes, sir. It was a silver lining to that meeting exactly right. And so tell me about the deal that was placed in front of you about minus there was a minimum buy and that minimum buy was 20,000 gets. So that off the bat was half a $1,000,000 to bring them into the city. Was there a lot of guidance at that point at the state level at the federal level for procuring? No, actually, there was none. In March. Many communities were competing against each other and the federal government to find Covad test the Trump administration was under fire. Anybody that needs a basket to text week? They're there. They have to test and the test is beautiful. That was not true because of missteps a month earlier at both the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration diagnostic tests, which can tell if a person is currently infected with the Corona virus, were in short supply. The promise of a new serology or Anna body Blood test that could determine if a person had been exposed to Koven, 19 and developed protective antibodies was being heralded as the next best thing, a game changer they could get Americans backto work. On March 16th In an attempt to get those tests to the public. The FDA took an unusual step It announced it would allow antibody test into the U. S market without FDA review or formal clearance. Almost immediately. More than 100 companies offering antibody test flooded the market. They came from every corner of the world, and none of them were FT. Tested back in Laredo. Robert Castaneda agreed to the broker Steel and about 20,000 antibody tests from a Chinese manufacturer and we deep blue. He agreed to share them with the city of Laredo, where Corona virus cases were spiking. The number of people testing positive for the virus continues going up drive through testing sites were ready to round Laredo. Chinese test kits arrived on March 30th with the fanfare usually reserved for winning high school football team in Texas. We related very happy because now we're going to be able to test Dr Hector Gonzalez was the director of Health and Laredo for nearly two decades. The city wanted to start testing frontline responders as soon as possible. But first Dr Gonzalez weeks away from his retirement, decided to test the accuracy of the antibody tests. It was about to be 95%. All the tests, especially serology, is have to be 95% or better. The doctor Gonzalez found the test results varied wildly. The test didn't work well. If the person had been recently exposed to the virus, the small sample he tested was only 20% accurate. At any point. You're doing these tests and you're getting back. These lousy numbers. The test don't work. Do you look at each other and go? Are we crazy? Surely this thing had to work better than this. Yes, we did. We do this right? I went back through our steps. And we were confident that we did things correctly. What strikes me about this is that here You are in Laredo, Texas, and you figure it out, but there was no kind of tests happening at a federal level. Ocean. There have been absolutely but FDA had never checked him and we deep
Arizona Hospitals Told To Activate ‘Emergency Plans’ Amid Coronavirus Spike
"Tonight Arizona's health department, urging hospitals to activate their emergency plans more than five thousand new cases, since June first and now hospital saying they're maxing out on ICU beds. We need to really. Be Socially responsible when we go outside socially distance. Evidence that we're not doing that. Twenty one states in Puerto Rico registering a rise in Kovin and fourteen states, including Arizona have seen their highest seventy average growth, since the pandemic began the governor here, lifting that stay at home order on May Fifteenth, people, gathering large groups again at bars and restaurants. You know right now. We're fine, but if we continue at a rate like this, we're facing a significant chance. Chance that we're going to have to shut down the state again. Fema saying community transmission is the highest driver of growth in nearly two thirds of the hot spots. In thirty one
FEMA says 18,000 COVID-19 cases found in meatpacking employees in the US
"Over nineteen is taking the deadly turn in the nation's meat packing industry of FEMA update obtained by ABC news reports there have been a total of over eighteen thousand positive cases of covert nineteen connected to meat packing facilities in at least two hundred five plants in thirty three states across the U. S. at least sixty nine meat packing facility workers have died of the virus in eighteen states ABC's chucks
NOAA warns of a very active hurricane season ahead
"Season thirteen and nineteen named storms of those six to ten will become hurricanes and that includes the read of six major hurricane category three and higher CBS news meteorologist Jeff Barrett deli the bottom line we're likely to see more storms and more intense storms in the Atlantic basin this up during hurricane season so it's a good idea to get prepared right now that includes making a plan if you might have to evacuate FEMA official Carlos Castillo recommends using shelters as a last resort fight
Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns
"Hurricane season is coming and federal forecasters are predicting that there will be between six and ten hurricanes in the Atlantic this year. That's above average Jerry. Bell is the lead Hurricane Forecaster at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The Twenty Twenty Atlantic. Hurricane season is expected to be busy one. Npr's Rebecca Hersher reports. If the forecast turns out to be correct. This will be the fifth year in a row with above average hurricane activity in the Atlantic. That's the most consecutive years ever recorded bell says we're expecting yet another above normal season and now is the time to make sure that you're getting prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking state and local governments to consider issuing evacuation orders earlier than they would have in the past in order to give people more time to safely leave their homes while maintaining as much social distance as possible. Carlos CASTILLO OF FEMA says Americans in hurricane prone areas should also pack different supplies than they would have be prepared to take cleaning items with you like so panna tiger disinfecting wipes or general household cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces. You may touch regularly. Fema is also urging people to stay with family or friends or in hotels rather than in shelters if they can forecaster Jerry. Bell says the main reason for the large number of storms in the forecast is phenomenon called the Atlantic multi. Takeo Oscillation basically the wind temperatures in the Atlantic have been really good for making strong hurricanes since about nineteen ninety five that will probably change in the next few years as normal climate fluctuations happen that's separate from manmade climate change but climate change is making the storms that do form more damaging for one thing bell says sea levels are rising sea levels mean more storm on Dacian as a hurricanes approaching and warmer air and water mean that hurricanes are more likely to drop catastrophic amounts of rain. When they make landfall think hurricane harvey in two thousand Seventeen or Hurricane Florence in twenty eighteen and he says rain and storm surge affect more people than they used to our coastlines. Were built up tremendously over the last several decades so that there's potentially many more millions of people in harm's way every time a hurricane threat together normal climate variability plus the effects of human caused climate change plus the pandemic add up to a potentially deadly summer and fall hurricane season officially begins on June first and runs until November first Rebecca Hersher NPR needs.
Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding
"And after the high waters overtook the dams and forced the evacuation of about ten thousand people in mid Michigan president trump told reporters that his administration is helping Michigan to respond to the flooding so we've set the FEMA and the army corps of engineers out and they're very good at dams that probably better and jams and anybody you can think of right the army corps of engineers have done a fantastic job all over him the president said to be in Michigan today to tour for plant in
New York - Amid Pandemic, Childhood Vaccination Rates Plummet InCT
"News another unintended consequence of stay at home orders children aren't getting their shots like they should FEMA said social distancing measures established during the corona virus pandemic have driven down childhood vaccination rates in Connecticut the CDC noted a similar trend at Michigan where coverage with all recommended vaccines declined immunizations still requires in person visits to a doctor so the belief is this isn't a trend toward anti vaccination but rather officials believe parents are skipping routine appointments out of fear they or their kids will contract code nineteen in a doctor's office Erin Christie ABC news
No FEMA Legal Services Funding For Coronavirus
"With huge numbers of job losses and furloughs millions of Americans are being pushed to the brink of eviction after hurricane or other natural disaster FEMA the Federal Emergency Management Agency would start up a legal assistance program to help people at risk of losing their homes that has not happened in the pandemic and the economic crisis it created and here's about her sure has been investigating and she joins us now good morning good morning so first off just explain what kind of legal help FEMA usually provides still the usually private legal hot lines and these are staffed by the American Bar Association for free but the federal government they pay up to five thousand dollars per hotline that's the cover equipment and software so basically the number is a number that anyone can call they can get legal help but because FEMA hasn't made the money available there are only three states that have high winds right now and walk through why there would be demand for legal help because of the corona virus yeah so after any disaster people actually need lawyers to help them register for food stamps and unemployment there increases in domestic violence after disasters need help with that and housing is a really big issue an eviction is a particularly dangerous thing right now because it puts people and communities at higher risk known for spreading the virus
US daily coronavirus deaths reportedly projected to double to 3,000 by June
"President trump says he does not agree with the suggestion in a leaked FEMA documents the coronavirus deaths in the U. S. will rise rapidly as states re open your CBS news White House correspondent Steven Portnoy before flying to Phoenix to Torah Honeywell plant were masks are now being made the president shrugged off projections showing as many as three thousand people could die per day so with no medication he exists people will continue social distancing and washing their hands even as they return to work researchers at the university of Washington now predict one hundred thirty five thousand Americans will have died from covert nineteen by August Steven Portnoy a CBS news
Hope and Worry Mingle as Countries Relax Coronavirus Lockdowns
"Again just to repeat I had to run through some things pretty quickly Germany is re opening all of its shops and allowing soccer Italy Spain and France have eased their lock downs after the hot spots in those countries have now seen a record low number of coronavirus cases something that my my point is that lockdowns are being lifted all over the world not just here in the in the United States and there is mounting pressure to keep states close to keep the lockdown on and in place in the United States primarily in Democrat run states and we all know what the reason for this is there is an ongoing effort to **** the American economic recovery if you want to call it that whatever the renewed economic activity is and it's it's breathtaking to behold it really has a people talk about we got across the aisle we gotta show people that we can work together we gotta have demonstrated that we can make sure the government can work and we we can't even unified on a pandemic we're not it does not actually does surprise me at all because I know Eric and laughed I know the backwards and forwards I know today's Democrat party and I and I know what their political objectives are I'm just telling you they don't care capitalism is taking a hit that's in fact there's some of the some things happening in this in this situation that they have been secretly hoping would happen some day somehow main socialist by design don't like capitalism they've been looking for ways to damage and destroy it this thing is come along it's a godsend to many people on the left and so your your your if you if you have people who consider the United States is the problem in the world because the United States is too big it's too big a superpower it's too big economically it's just not fair something like this comes along and can cut the United States down to size twenty people in this country most of the Democrat party who are all for it I don't believe me I don't but it it it may be something you don't want to just take a look at where states are shut down I will continue to be shut down where governors don't want to open them up ask what party they're in and ask what could the reasons for this continued lockdown and the continued destruction of people's economic fortunes and watch what could that be about what purpose does it serve because believe me it serves a purpose keeping a state walk down keeping people in financial ruin with no opportunity to go back to work it does serve a particular political objective and that objective of course beating Donald Trump in November it sounds simplistic to some of you but it is the case I was reading I mentioned earlier in the program you can guardian is a column here my somebody named Francine prose I never heard of her I don't even know she's a real person is a sort of name or whatever but the piece is entitled what Americans ever forgive trump for his heart was lack of compassion the some heavy is while the nation grieves the US president has spent less than five minutes expressing compassion for those who are suffering we can't help thinking how much less worried we would be if a humane competent well informed adult was making the decisions that affect us all now that intrigues me because I want to ask you just just point blank take everything that's happening and leave it in place everything that has happened everything that is happening and what you think the immediate future all the words do you think Major League Baseball will play this season do you think the NFL will kick off with fans in the stands whatever you think yes fine if you think you know whatever whatever you think of the current circumstances would you be thinking differently would you be less worried if somebody we're in the White House expressing compassion for people who are stuck when it change your attitude about any of this what are you against compassion all I'm not against conventional put words in my mouth I'm asking what good does it do in the context of what we're talking about here what by the way that what Americans ever forgive trump for his heart was lack of compassion where has it been established that is heartless so there's a there's a gigantic presumption this whole thing off which is companies are heartless SOB about Americans know it and trump needs to get their forgiveness quick because trump is making this worse trump is making those wars because he doesn't have any compassion for the people suffering the nation is grieving now what is trump doing what do you define compassion a whole bunch of different ways but can optimism being compassion I know that trump refuses they get caught up in pessimism he doesn't like it he doesn't want to be identified with it he want he doesn't he doesn't want to be involved in things that create panic so trump well often times be optimistic because he thinks that's far more productive and far more helpful for people then just sit there and wring his hands together and talk about how sandy is because there are certain things that you just assume nobody is happy with the number of people who have died here nobody is happy with the number of people are sick should you have to save that for people to understand that about you what we give you an example this happened when I was out you remember the brouhaha that erupted after trump at one of the briefings talked about the possibility of injecting Clorox or whatever was you remember the outrage over this you remember people talking about how dumb and stupid all my god how embarrassing trump actually all dirty looked at the score of queen and he's asking her to confirm they could someday shook people up with Marshall it's dangerous this guy is an absolute these stupid people were saying now what happened what happened is the trump was briefed on some news that was announced who who's the guy who was the what department wasn't wasn't FEMA somebody made an announcement at that briefing that they had discovered the virus doesn't do well in high temperatures it doesn't do well on services it lasts thirty seconds with disinfectant Clorox whatever it was well trump had been briefed on all that a mere couple of minutes before the briefing and start I don't believe Donald Trump actually thinks or thought or to shoot anybody up what Y. sol rocks what Donald Trump is is I can do what kind of person and if he here is that this virus is wiped out in thirty seconds with exposure to whatever it was Clorox then his mind is going okay so how do we apply that and he thinks out loud how do we apply that if that if that kills it then how do we apply that to people who have a deep thanks out loud he's not literally thinking of shooting people up with one of these disinfectants are and yet the assumption was that he was thinking that the assumption was that he saw store but any such a fool that he literally want to go grab a patient and get a syringe and put some parts in there and have doctor works should the person up in sap the virus he's not and yet everybody reacted to it as though he is that stupid the is that heart was that he is that I have encountered that side of Donald Trump won the day all of the state of the union and which Catherine I were his gas and I got the presidential medal of freedom you would not believe what all had to happen for me to get to Washington that day and none of it what happened were it not for him making it happen things that you would say are impossible to get done in two hours or three cannot do he did it all he's just he's a can do kind of person he doesn't have no aunt or something negative in his it is make up so we goes about these briefings yeah the briefer was the homeland security undersecretary for science in fact the bill Ryan was built brand came out told everybody what happened to the virus in high humidity and high temperatures and certain kinds of disinfectants and so forth all Donald Trump as a problem solver and he likes to encourage people he likes to inspire people he likes to get people moving and he does think things that a lot of people that can't be done candy any doesn't just sit there one second if he's dealing with somebody who thinks something can't be done he's going to try to tell it can the mistake here was to do this impromptu ad libbing in front of cameras but I guarantee you that had the cameras not been there had trouble learn this so he would have been asking the boys are some way we can apply this is there some way we can take what you've just learned here and apply it to the way we're treating people with the virus he doesnt mean shut him up with this impact of poison is there something to learn here whether we actually this was just so over the top you remember trump any of trump's foolish trump this trump slap it was so bad that trump himself his staff got you got to go out to you got to fix this so I went out there the next day in trump said I was being sarcastic I was being sarcastic with the media I was asking a sarcastic wit that's obviously not what he was doing hi I wish I had been in the meeting to formulate the strategy the procedure here for dealing with with this because believe me it could have been converted into a total positive the reason I bring all this up is because it we have a piece here in the UK guard it will Americans ever forgive trump for his heart was lacking the last thing Donald Trump is as heartless and the last thing he has none of his compassion it is the exact opposite Donald Trump believes everybody's capable of greatness he believes it everybody's capable of accomplishing things he doesn't believe in sitting around and rubbing people's shoulders and saying it's okay you suck you're never going to amount to anything but I'll make you feel better about it he doesn't believe in that inspiring people getting the most out of people particularly people work for him particularly for people that can't do the things that he needs done it is that he can't do himself he needs those people come through we can't help thinking how much less worried we would be if I humane competent well informed the doubt was making the decisions that affect this there's another pull cord from his face and yet we've learned that Franklin Roosevelt turned away refugees from Hitler's Europe we can still imagine how comforting it was for those who lived through the Great Depression hearing his radio speech also people were suffering in the Great Depression and lost everything but somehow listening to Roosevelt on the radio made him feel better maybe you've made them feel better but it did not change their circumstances my mother used to get real mad at me she make me eat everything on the plate I'm sure yours did too and if I didn't do it she would say things like you know there are people there are people on the other side of the house over in China starving they would let us is also mom let me ask if I eat everything on his plate or some Chinese kids going to be rubbing your stomach I feel so full now you know smart aleck you'll be quiet you don't set your mother that left I'm sorry this one to me how my eating something is going to fill up a bunch of chai com Bally's wow right sure really I'm just missed through real real folks and I know exactly what troubles with this idea here that the American people cannot function we
Researchers nearly double U.S. coronavirus death projection due to easing
"A draft analysis shows daily deaths in the U. S. nearly doubling projections are showing U. S. coronavirus deaths nearly doubling models say the death toll is going to double over the next month we can double the number of deaths every single day if all these models that are surfacing today are accurate should cities consider imposing even tighter restrictions rather than plan for re opening everything is not fine we're not on the other side of this yet okay please please listen to me as don lemon they're the dumbest man in television begging people listen to him don't re open don't do this what is all this about this is about a leaked projection from a new model that has not been verified it has not been in any way backed up with any evidence whatsoever in fact I believe that this model was created to be leaked for the express purpose here I'm trying to tarnish and trash the decision that has been made to re open states and to re open the U. S. economy and how do I because the New York times has the story and here's the headline and internal trump administration report expects about two hundred thousand daily cases by June as president trump presses for states to re open there are gonna be his administration is privately projecting a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths over the next several weeks she trump doesn't care trump doesn't care if you're going to die trump doesn't give a rat's rear really whether you're going to die and in fact I have a column here from the UK guardian will Americans ever forgive trump for his heartless lack of compassion it is a full court press easily predictable we have re opened the now the number of cases but warning the number of deaths ball warning trump knows and he's not telling anybody because he doesn't want people to know they're going to die trump would preferred that that a diet the Republicans would prefer people die just so they can go out and make a profit that is the mantra the daily death toll according to the leaked projection here of another model that is again it hasn't been vetted scientifically in any way shape matter for it is purely a political document it's it's like the steel dossier fog this thing is this largely made up out of whole cloth the daily death toll will reach about three thousand people on June the first you realize that's just twenty six days from now folks the daily death toll will reach amount three thousand on June the first according to an internal document obtained by The New York Times this is a seventy percent increase from the current number of one thousand seven hundred and fifty people who die that trump hates the projections based on government modelling pulled together by the Federal Emergency Management FEMA forecast about two hundred thousand new cases each day by the end of the month up from about twenty five thousand cases a day at the moment so we're gonna go from twenty five thousand cases a day to two hundred thousand cases able twenty six days and we're gonna go from seventeen hundred deaths just three thousand all because why is Donald Trump opened up the US economy Donald Trump told Republican governors also hate people the new also it'll give a commitment to open up their states good lord this is outrageous what these people are doing and there it is all about Alexion in November it's not that these are the people claim to have all the compassion the Democrats in the leftist and so forth the media okay if in in case anybody still has any doubts about how important the Democrats in the media they give me is to continue this lockdown of the country as long as possible in order to destroy this economy and rec trump's chances for reelection this story we'll tell you
Daily coronavirus deaths may double by June, report says
"As president trump presses for states to reopen his administration privately projecting a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths over the next several weeks The New York Times reporting the daily death toll reach about three thousand on June the first that comes from an internal document obtained by The New York Times The Washington Post got a copy after the times report that death toll is nearly double the current number the projections are based on government modelling pulled together in chart form by FEMA it says or maybe about two hundred thousand new cases each day by the end of this month right now we've got about twenty five thousand a day experts say based on this modeling re opening the economy would make matters worse and the White House says the projections have not been vetted and have not been presented to the coronavirus
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"The supplies chain at FEMA to make sure that we're harnessing the full energy of the American government justice for harnessing a whole of government approach of the federal state and local level to confront the corona virus we've done starting last night as we reached out to our viewers all over America asking them to file questions with us and many of these questions come back by way of video so when you get to those right now and I I know in this interactive since we want to try and bring the American people the White House and vice versa that's that's why we're here today but let me let me respond on the ventilator issue just to be very clear the national stockpile as we indicated has some twenty thousand ventilators and we've been making those available to states particularly we have been focusing resources ventilators of masking gowns on the states most impacted those would be Seattle where the major first outbreak occurred California and really what what's become the epicenter of the corona virus the threat in this country in the state of New York and the greater New York City area including New Jersey we'll continue to prioritize those resources but the American people should understand and be encouraged to know that when it comes to ventilators which of those devices with when people reach a point with the corona virus for they have severe respiratory struggles but there are by most accounts for more than a hundred and fifty thousand respirators in in hospitals and clinics across the country today it's not merely was in the national stockpile bill but also because the president brought together the leaders of all of our medical groups in the country a week ago we were able to inform governors that the anesthesiologist have a piece of equipment that they use for outpatient surgery for administering anesthetics for anyone that's ever been put under and working quickly with the FTA we were able to inform governors that those devices can be quickly converted to respirators for corona virus people struggling with corona virus should be if you had to approve the change of a single event so yesterday again speaking with all the governors across the country we're calling on governors in every state to survey all their outpatient clinics and identify what we also know our today tens of thousands of ventilators that are available to meet this need going forward we're also pleased to know that General Motors working with the subsidiary has already made a commitment to re purpose some of their manufacturing line to create ventilators that we're seeing industry step up but I want the American people to know that are that because of our cooperation with medical professionals are on the country we're identifying only resources all new equipment that can be converted that can add that to the supply of tens of thousands of ventilators and will continue to meet this week but with creativity and with the resources of the Americans just want to give our viewers at home an opportunity get in on the site leadership the answer on that will come back to that a bit later here today Carlier from Merritt island Florida has the first question here is currently up on that right now we're just wondering what is the potential for national stay home order is this something that America could be seen in our near future the national stay at home order how much should you consider that Carly I can tell you that it no point is the White House corona virus taskforce discussed what some people call a nation wide lockdown or as you described.
"fema" Discussed on KTRH
"For FEMA to approve the funds this building would cost around eleven million dollars and with the funds coming from them we couldn't justify paying that out of our own here's county coffers the jury simply building was one of several courthouse buildings flooded during Harvey which caused months of delays in local court cases one person dead following a freak accident the Bayport container terminal today a spokesperson for the port of Houston authority says the unidentified worker was operating a truck used to load shipping containers somehow the entire truck was lifted up by a crane when the container field to release no word on the specific cause of death as the Astros prepare to take the field for their first bring training game Saturday it's getting ugly off the field in the aftermath of the sign stealing scandal outfielder Josh Reddick says Eunice teammates are getting serious threats you just see the first things in your suggested boxes are just as I will kill your family I will kill your kids bottomline is is is is the preferred a depressing to read because over game of baseball is not worth that kind of drastic measures Mike Fiers the former Astros pitcher who blew the whistle on the sign stealing last fall says he has also been receiving death threats K. T. R. H. news time ten oh three the number of coronavirus cases in the U. S. is at least thirty four and likely to rise government officials say thirteen infections happened when travelers fell ill and returned on their own the other twenty one were Americans of the state department of actuated from areas where Colbert nineteen was a threat officials say it is likely more passengers who were aboard the diamond princess cruise ship will come down with it the virus has spread to more than seventy six thousand people and claimed more than twenty two hundred lives worldwide yeah it's Tom Roberts reporting and if L. player making his first federal court appearance today in West Texas on drug charges a judge set bond for Greg Robinson at twenty five thousand dollars also ordering him to not have access to guns or speak with his accused accomplice Robinson was arrested earlier this week at the Sierra Blanco border checkpoint with agents saying over a hundred fifty pounds of pot found in his S. U. V. twenty seven year old played for the Cleveland Browns last season speaking of NFL players J. J. watt not a fan of the pros collective bargaining agreement being voted on by the players union any NFL want tweeted he's a hard no on the proposal which would reduce preseason games add another regular season game and expand the playoff format thank you to sports day tomorrow the Astros take on the nationals in spring training play that's on sports talk seven ninety usually covers at Memphis is on KPRC am nine fifty in the rockets at Utah Jazz tomorrow night at seven right here on K. T. R. H. our next update at ten thirty time now for ground zero I'm Corey Olsen on newsradio seven forty KTRE church in.
"fema" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Hurricane Katrina churned its way through the Gulf of Mexico towards the United States. It hit Florida First. And then a few days later on the morning of August twenty ninth the category. Four hurricane made landfall in Mississippi and Louisiana winds were recorded in excess of one hundred and seventy miles per hour. The people of New Orleans thought they had dodged a bullet as the city had been spared a direct hit. But over the next few days. The Levy system overburdened by rain and the storm search began to give way by the thirtieth of August. Eighty percent of the city was underwater by September. First as the world watched an estimated thirty thousand residents of New Orleans were seeking shelter under the damaged roof of the Superdome and an additional twenty five thousand had gathered at the convention center. Very soon the shortage of food and drink. Qaba water became a serious issue and temperatures reached ninety degrees to people on the ground. The federal response to the disaster. Especially by FEMA was too slow and woefully inadequate. Here's FEMA director. Michael Brown responding to the criticism. People are getting the help. I understand the frustration that it'd be expressed by some of -mergency managers of others. This is ongoing disaster. Ultimately, more than eighteen hundred people died in the hurricane and its aftermath. Fema was widely criticized for mishandling the emergency response effort during and after Hurricane Katrina in using most of its resources to prepare for acts of terrorism. The agency was completely ill equipped to deal with natural disasters such as a hurricane and its aftermath. Be idea is to.
"fema" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"The national fire prevention and control administration and the national weather service community preparedness program once again, the organization wasn't voted on by congress, but established by executive order. The agency's primary purpose was to respond to natural disasters floods hurricanes tornadoes earthquakes, the general public welcomed the new agency for many. People FEMA was the only way they could buy flood insurance. But there may be more to FEMA than meets the eye. According to wired magazine, article the secret history of FEMA, quote few in the public understood that much femurs resources went instead to its primary mission coordinating the nation's post apocalypse efforts and the majority of its funding and a third of its workforce was actually hidden in the nation's classified black budget. The agency's real focus in its real budget was known to only twenty members of congress and quote at the time some estimated that one point three billion dollars was being spent on activities. The didn't relate to natural disaster at all unbeknownst to the public FEMA had retained at least one aspect of its predecessor the F C D A an emphasis on preparing for nuclear disaster. Fema was still in its infancy as an organization in nineteen eighty one. When the newly elected president. Ronald Reagan began ramping up emergency preparedness efforts. The Cold War was still raging and tensions between the United States. And the Soviet Union were still considered a threat in December nineteen eighty one. President Reagan created the emergency mobilization preparedness board or EMP be consisting of representatives from twenty two federal agencies. Their job was to study emergency preparedness and make policy suggestions to the president the national Security Council and FEMA the national Security Council or an SE is chaired by the president. And it's the main forum for considering national policy and foreign policy matters incidently. It was also a stylish by president Truman back in nineteen forty seven the EMP be established itself as quite a powerful group. In fact, it was soon criticized for overreaching, its power and military. Rising the nation's emergency management programs, national security affairs. Professor, Diana Reynolds commented later that quote by forming the EMP Ronald Reagan made it possible for a small group of people under the authority of the NFC two-wheeled enormous power. They in turn use this executive authority to change civil defence planning into a military slash police version of civil security and quote. After the break will explore how emergency services changed in the nineteen eighties. When FEMA and other government defense agencies began looking for enemies, not just outside the US. But also inside. Now, it's time to talk about story worth you probably never knew about your mom's..
"fema" Discussed on On The Media
"Many other sites has, well, we know about the super facility in Alaska, the one whether currently conducting behavior modification experiments, the right wing conspiracy theories that FEMA 'concentration camps for political opponents of the Obama administration. I think part of the challenge for FEMA is that they only make headlines in these very distinct moments. And so you know, in. In March, and April is very easy looking at a spreadsheet to say, yeah, let's cut a couple hundred million dollars out of FEMA grants. What good is that money doing? Then August rolls around and it's hurricane season and you're like, oh, boy, I wish we'd spent a couple hundred million dollars on preparedness back in March. By the time, there is a problem with FEMA. It is far too late to do anything about it. Now, some of the public outreach that the government did through fame and its predecessors throughout the Cold War seems quaint and silly now, but public information in time of disaster, whether nuclear or whether disaster is obviously of the essence is the public prepared for what ever might happen next. This is really, I think, a fundamental disconnect in what the public expects of FEMA and what is possible. FEMA is not fair for. The minutes in hours of unfolding attack or disaster? FEMA 's job is to evacuate the leadership of the United States. FEMA runs the central locator system the minute by minute tracking of the whereabouts of everyone in the presidential line of succession and went in emergency happens. Their job is to get those people to those mountain bunkers or up into airborne command posts. Really, FEMA is only job with the civilian population is in the days and weeks and months after an attack or natural disaster to begin to pick up the pieces. What I think most Americans don't understand is that to very large extent, all of us are on our own until a couple of days later when the federal government is supposed to show up. Garrett. Thank you very much. Thank you for having me. Garrett Graff is the author of the secret history of FEMA of these. He did a year ago for wired where he is a contributing editor is also the author of raven rock. The story of the US government secret plan to save itself. While the rest of us died..
"fema" Discussed on On The Media
"New York City would evacuate into upstate New York and into Pennsylvania DC to northern Virginia, which makes sense on the face of it because both nuclear blasts and the fallout would be heavily concentrated in the urban areas. However, it's an insane proposition. These plans, you know, looked great on paper. The New York City plan would have required precisely three point three. As they knew how many Staten Island ferries they needed to fairy x number of passengers up the Hudson to Saratoga, the new, how many airliners from LaGuardia they needed to ferry people into the middle of Pennsylvania, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. And it would have, as you said, never borne anything close to what would have actually happened in reality. I mean, you can just sort of imagine the panic of, yeah, there's a looming nuclear war. You're on the list to evacuate on the third day. So just keep hanging out in park slope, hit the coop go to your yoga class and we'll come back for you on Saturday would not have gone very well. Now we're speaking on a Wednesday so far. America has not been in a nuclear war, of course, showed us an air till Friday, but it's fair to say that as the Cold War went down and as the Soviet empire disintegrated famous mission shifted away from civil defense and more. Towards civil preparedness and emergency response did that play out. So the forerunners of FEMA began doing some natural disaster response in the nineteen sixties the Cold War war down. It became primarily a natural disaster response agency, but it was not something that the agency took too easily. Many of the very high tech tools they were deploying in the eighties and early nineties to try to respond to natural disasters, turned out to be too high-tech. They had these souped up command posts that were supposed to help guide the nation through nuclear war known as the murs units, the mobile emergency response system, and they tried to put some of these facilities out to things like Hurricane. Andrew, only to discover that while these command posts could talk on encrypted networks to military units, round the rest of the globe. They lacked the basic capability to actually be. Able to talk to first responders down the road. And the eighty second airborne and NORAD aren't much help when the city is underwater. Exactly. And so they ended up spending a lot of the nineties trying to retool some of this technology for natural disasters, famous history dealing with weather related disasters is it's not just spotty. It's pretty much uniformly terrible. Isn't it uniformly terrible in the eighties and early nineties during the Reagan and George H W Bush era, then President Clinton actually did a lot of work to clean it up under the administrator. Then James Lee Witt one of if not the best administrators, FEMA history, and FEMA was very high functioning agency up until the early two, thousands. This is after nine, eleven when it, yes. Sima was shuffled again into the department of homeland security and lost its direct access to the Oval Office. And then of course, we all remember during Hurricane Katrina, Michael heckuva job Brown the ground for four days going into the fifth day, why massive airdrop of food and water in Bonn to Achebe in Indonesia, they got food drop two days after the Sonam e struck, we're feeding those people that convention center. We have fed over one hundred fifty thousand people as of last night. But I guess the point is nights. I forgive me. I held to stop you. When a disaster strikes FEMA is really reliant on local resources, state resources and federal resources, and it needs a lot of help in these situations which is part of what didn't happen during Katrina. And so it's been a decade long rebuilding period for FEMA, ever since. And so far at least with hurricane Harvey, they have one pretty high marks. But again, it's an agency that today is still struggling to get the respect and the leadership that it deserves the to deputy. Administrators have been sitting on the sidelines through hurricane Harvey because the Senate hasn't yet scheduled confirmation hearings for them. FEMA has a lot of supplies sitting around in stockpiles, but it doesn't have high water vehicles of its own to go into flooded areas. It doesn't have thousands of FEMA school buses to evacuate people. Contrary to some of the conspiracy theories online, there is no standing army for female. Yes, FEMA camps exist. We've covered that ad nauseam here on the common sense show..
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"Which. Listener support w. NYC studios. On Wednesday as hurricane Florence swirled ominously off the coast of the Carolinas and the state prepared for imminent disaster. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley thought it would be a good time to drive. We bodies attention to the shifting priorities of this administration. Specifically, he released a budget that showed that the department of homeland security has transferred nearly ten million dollars from the Federal Emergency Management agency to immigration and customs enforcement to pay for the detention and removal operations, which is to say the separation of children from their parents. Fem- officials maintain that the smaller budget will not hinder their operations, but as wildfires rage and hurricanes make landfall. They do have a lot on their plate. We don't think about FEMA much until that's all we think about. Historian Garrett Graff says the agencies quote under the radar nature was originally a feature. Cher- not a bug. We spoke to him last September when he wrote a piece in wired titled the secret history of FEMA nowadays, we think FEMA as associated with the recovery in the wake of disasters like hurricanes, floods tornadoes and so on. But Graf says that that was not it's a rigid portfolio. No FEMA and femurs predecessors agency that is regularly reshuffled and moved around these back to nineteen fifty. When Harry Truman started the federal civil defense administration. It's mean mission for the majority of the first half of its life was to plan for urban evacuations to plan for the stockpiles to run follow out shelters, preparing for nuclear war. There was a pretty famous video that was produced and reproduced and reproduced and the the sixties, I guess, in the seventies, can you tell me it's history. It became of it, FEMA and its predecessors, you know, devoted incredible amount of time and energy over the years to educating the population. I mean, remember those Bert, the turtle duck and cover drills and elementary school. And. Sure. Remember what Bertha turtle justed vans because everyone of us must remember to do the same thing and cover with the idea that if you just crouched low enough under your school desk, you would survive the atomic bomb all and Patty know what to do all covered the back of his head so that he wouldn't burn and Patty covered herself with a coach. She was carrying. They got tired over the years though of redoing these animations every time that fashioned changed every time that cars changed. And so as FEMA began officially in nineteen seventy nine, they created a stick figure video that they intended to use for the remainder of however long the Cold War lasted to be aired in the event of Soviet threat. Of course attack could come by surprise, but more likely they would be a time of growing international tension with all its signs and warnings lasting days. Perhaps. Even weeks giving you time for some preparations femurs big effort in the nineteen eighties was this series of plans known as the crisis relocation plans. It was part of a secret effort known at the time as project nine, zero, eight, nine, not eight in military parlance that would have planned for the evacuations of urban areas out into more rural parts of the country. So most of Connecticut would evacuate out to Vermont and New Hampshire..
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"The private sector can provide us not only us but more importantly local governments and state governments with pre event contract support to augment staff to help them with disaster costrecovery managing millions and millions of dollars or billions of dollars in some cases of the funding that we put down to providing them resources and we need them to be able to to help bolster the whole community capability in responsibly cups so that's interesting in this nice segue right into the sort of next discussion here about sort of sort of the twenty eighteen fema what it looks like is it right size with more towards the integration of the private sector will that reduce reduce the the numbers within fema i read somewhere where you just for example in puerto rico recently brought on more people so so what what are your thoughts on fema in terms of an agency its size and its role oh how much time do we we've got probably about ten minutes but that's great i want to chat about so one for the agency i believe in in in being inclusive i don't know all things about emergency management and i have got twenty one thousand employees that know a lot about emergency management and i deal with stowe state local tribal leaders in private industry that know a lot about disaster response recovery so the first thing is coming into this job is i realized i don't know everything so with that we implemented what we're called discovery change sessions where i'm asking not only must staff but our constituents of saying where's fema where do you need fema to be how do we get there and how do we get there is this a legislative change or a pen stroke changed from me is this a policy change in we got twenty three hundred comments back and we engaged in dialogue with the whole community in my opinion and we ran to trend analysis of all the information we collected and we arrived three simple but i'm vicious goals one we got to create create the true culture of preparedness to we gotta ready in the nation for catastrophic disasters three we got to reduce the complexity.
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"That's very important but i have to say always say god i than jose he's in good company andre presence has not been without controversy he's been critical of the federal government's response to the hurricane and after attending meetings with fema the federal emergency management agency he called their headquarters in san juan the most inefficient place on earth was that the frustration that which is your credit there were a lot of meetings and you felt like things weren't getting done we were already feeding hundred thousand people an i needed their help to make sure we had money took it by the food to keep feeding these never ending lease people in need and there were colored red tape nothing was happening fema did award andrea says rural central kitchen too short term contracts worth eleven and a half million dollars to provide one point eight million meals but the agency refused to grant them a third longer term contract andres thinks the overall response to disaster relief needs to change the federal government are great people but then is red paid that sometimes doesn't allow that same people to be successful i then put the name and marine fema i but somebody's gonna have to tell me the meaning of emergency to me when we're talking about food on these little thing i know is that emergency in fort means one thing people are hungry i'm when you're hungry it's today to negotiate a big contract we there's a bidding process you have to have three different companies bidding on it that there's a federal government regulation you said that gets in the way of americans in puerto rico where hungry i'm we were deliberating food quick enough i'm what we did is we then plan within me we began cooking i'm we began deliberating foot the people in in puerto rico on we need to make sure he's the next time we are non negotiating contracts the next time the federal government is ready to do what they're supposed to next time something like this happens maybe quick maybe another hurricane or maybe a terrorist attack winning to make sure we're ready because the people.
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"Did he would veto the band the latest update the senate now says they'll override the governor's veto and forbid the army corps and fema and some locals from banning this debris where does this debate stand well it's still a debate but thankfully and in my view the a legislature in the us virgin islands recently voted to override the governor's fito of the banned the burn bill and what's significant here is you have the legislature going on record saying they have very serious concerns about air pollution from these air curtain incinerators that the army corps of engineers and fema is really pushing the government of the virgin islands to do and the legislature wants to see a more sustainable alternatives so there are banned the burn bill not only applies to hurricanes erma in maria debris but also future hurricanes so the us virgin islands is poised to to have a model sustainable approach to dealing with hurricane debris if only we can get the army corps of engineers in fema to cooperate in go in a different direction while the army corps and fema have used air curtin incineration before uh they used it in new york and new jersey after sandy and had to stop because the pollution was so bad is that right so so why try and the virgin islands that's right i was involved in hurricane sandy and the army corps of engineers and fema insisted on burning a lot of the would debris they stopped much earlier than planned because of operational problems and air pollution problems and you would think that would be a lesson for the army corps not to try this in the us virgin islands where it where it is really hot in umid they stop during hurricane sandy because there were a high humidity days in brooklyn n temperatures were in the 40s so in the virgin islands it's routinely in the eight.
"fema" Discussed on Civics 101
"Bonding to a disaster in till three five seven days afterwards that that first window of time certainly the first 24 hours certainly the first 48 hours often even the first one hundred hours people need to be prepared to be on their own events the responsibility of individuals to be repaired and that they're going to be relying on local and state authorities to help them as best they can but really the federal government is not going to come in and save you in thiel 357 seven days afterwards garretta's that born most important take away for you having lifted deeply into the origins and now the functions of fema that there's a gap between expectations and what fema can actually do it there's a huge gap between of both what people think fema should do than what fema is capable on its best day of doing and then even sort of a larger gap beyond that of what fema is capable of in the midst of an unfolding disaster along with all of the rest of the federal government which is in a very often uh you know surf slow and bureaucratic even leaving aside fema which is something that you really saw hobble the katrina effort and that this is improved a little bit over the years um but you know anyone listening today you know as you sort of thing through whatever the natural disaster or catastrophic incident might unfold at wherever you live geographically you really do need to realize that you are going to be on your own for at least the first seventy two hours after a disaster thank you so much for taking a bath my pleasure get graphical star in afghanistan author of raving rock the story of the us government secret plan to save itself on the rest of us die he wrote about females it.
"fema" Discussed on Civics 101
"Which is it's very easy to try to trim money out of the fema budget when you don't need in emergency response which is actually what the trump administration was trying to do early in 2017 uh was to cut money out of emergency management grants and fema's budget uh to help pay for the border wall on the border security initiatives that the trump administration wanted to roll out and that money is easy to appear to be fungible when you're not in the midst of a crisis what is famous button arm fema's budget right now is about thirteen billion dollars that's it sort of year thi year budget of course it sort of goes up dramatically as you said in years when there are a response scenarios or natural disasters or catastrophes that it needs to be responding to and it pays for a lot of teams around the country fema ends serve regional centres in ten regions around the country that it breaks down the entire country into an in each of those places it's sort of has its own fema regional command center um and actually sort of a nuclear bunker at each of those facilities as well and went as paul heart of a disaster area in her hand things out from let's say recovery to rebuilding it's very often years fema once it arrives it is a usually there four or you know certainly weeks uh almost always months and in many cases years there's also sort of a misunderstanding i think about what femurs role should be and what the federal government's role is supposed to be which is something that you very much saw in katrina and even actually in harvey this year which is the federal government when you talk to them uh and if you serve look at their plans and procedures is pretty open about the fact that it's not going to be risk.
"fema" Discussed on Civics 101
"Law which has always existed literally going back to the creation of the fcd a in 1950 is that fema actually is pretty limited in what's its own response capabilities are it does not have a lot of you know fema planes femurs ships fema buses of its own it's it's reliant upon other agencies and sort of a whole of government response which is a phrase you'll hear a lot in tightened people who work in emergency management and i think that that's where you have seen a lot of challenges in texas and florida in the gulf coast and particularly in puerto rico which is an era of fema can have these wonderful plans these highly detailed contingency documents in response scenarios but absent the governmental weight and uh governmental focus to actually bring real sources at a mass level to bear it sort of not really up to fina to uh be able to respond uh at the scale necessary in a large disaster uh oftentimes fema funding is one of the things that gets khader gets debated on the floor a congress and there's a resistance to funding things up front but after disaster congress inevitably votes on recovery bills this fall it was thirty six point five billion are something like that for the hurricanes a harvey maria and erma so are they fighting an uphill battle in in some ways fema is insurance right you know you're putting money forward in case of a disaster that's exactly right and it's in case of a disaster uh that we don't really know when it will arrive how it might arrive wear it might arrive or how big events is her vote the perennial budget fight for fema.
"fema" Discussed on Civics 101
"Lash civics to start your free trial today so how 'bout this kind of modeling in performance how is fema doing as an organization in responding to the disasters that have happened fema has a pretty chequered history through we serve the modernera dating back to the creation of the modern fema 1979 it really struggled through the 1980s and early 1990s a in really blew the response to some pretty major incidents like the northridge earthquake uh hurricane andrew in florida and then actually bill clinton did a tremendous job rebuilding fema under the then fema director james lee witt uh who is probably the best director fema has ever had and then uh we all remember how fema in the two thousand five bungled the response to hurricane katrina under george w bush and that was the era of of michael you're doing a heck of a job brownie brown with president bush uh in sort of fema became the laughing stock of the federal government again it's had sort of clawed its way back to respectability under a craig fugate uh who is the administrator for most of president obama's turns and now brock long the administrator of who just took over in the middle of the summer under president trump has done i think probably a decent job not a stellar job but not a terrible job in responding to a pretty unprecedented set of uh hurricanes that we've seen in the gulf coast in florida in houston and particularly in puerto rico which has been an epic disaster sort of unlike anything we've seen in modern times yes fema thought to respond clue harkens harvey erma marie maria on a lot of criticism for the difference in the agency's responses to this too did you discovered on a near resurgent fema fema's is sort of fetal.
"fema" Discussed on Civics 101
"Sort of unified effort to help protect the homeland there is actually a sort of a brief effort in the mid2000s to rebrand fema as emergency management and preparedness directorate as part of dhs but uh in the wake of hurricane katrina they ended up keeping the theme of brand and sort of building in a trying to re professionalism to rebuild fema itself to me about preparedness fema operates operating triage married for the most part natural disasters can cause just incalculable damage on a human an infrastructure scale how does fema work on preparation as well as recovery so fema is the primary government agency four all emergency planning so you know obviously it is most public in responding to disasters but it doesn't respond to disasters without proof detailed plans about how that response effort would work in a sort of fema is effectively divided as an organisation between sort of a planning team and a response team and that planning team is running scenarios all of the time um you know they they have sort of their list of what catastrophic disasters would look like around the country and sort of what the most likely disasters are and how the government would respond to them and so you know some of that is geographically specific i mean fema has all sorts of contingency plans in exercises that it runs regularly with federal state and local officials in the pacific northwest responding to a massive earthquake that some day we know will hit the cascadia subduction zone in the pacific northwest um you know you have plans for earthquakes along the san andreas in in california hurricanes in in florida as well as.
"fema" Discussed on Civics 101
"Under jimmy carter in 1979 wow so that's pretty fascinating how're natural disasters handled before the origins of fema the short answer is the federal government had very little to do with natural disasters um until the 1950s 1960s and fema uh entered of its predecessor agencies were building up this knowledge about how to respond to emergencies they were creating stockpiles they had all of this expertise on staff about how to respond to a nuclear war and luckily we don't have all that many nuclear wars and so fema ended up getting pressed into beginning in the 1960s responding to natural disasters and now that has sort of become its main public role and certainly the effectively the only way that most civilians ever interact with fema is uh during a flood a hurricane a tornado earthquake or or some other catastrophic event fell after that transition from this cold war era epoch what is its mandate now so fema today obviously still is responsible for a responding to those natural disasters but it has a much broader portfolio than just that it also runs things like uh you know fire academies and does a lot of sort of emergency management planning in training uh and today it is still actually the agency in the federal armin in charge of what's known as continuity planning which are all of the strange plans that the us government would launch in the event of a nuclear attack a terrorist attack or radiological biological chemical a terror attack um you know fema is the agency that on a minute by minute hourbyhour basis tracks everyone who is in the presidential line of succession so that if there is a catastrophic attack on washington uh fema knows who the next person to be president of the united states would be which agency doesn't actually reporter wears it in the government structure under the most recent reorganisation uh it became part of the department of homeland security in two thousand four so the head of fema reports up to the secretary of homeland security and that sort of all part of the dhs uh.
"fema" Discussed on Civics 101
"Civics wanna one is supported in part by the corporation for public broadcasting fighting a wildfire in texas building a network to connect forty million people to the internet cutting pollution with chain saws hear chuck customers tell their stories at chubb dot com slash podcast and stay tuned after the show to hear how sinkhole swallowed eight priceless sports cars who is the karn speaker of the house uh don't even know what they on ruslan present favor when a hand in the frontcourt you can't refer to as center directly by their name congressional we district liberation of power decadent ordering national security health sued exelon now line i'm virginia prescott and the specifics went to win the podcast refresher course on the basics of howard democracy works today the federal agency we don't hear much about until disasters strike fema the federal emergency management agency than agency that's been through a number of organisational storms of its own and mission chefs and organisational shuffles garrod as an historian and journalist who wrote the secret history of fema for wired and garrett welcome to civics 101 thanks to my pleasure beater first of all broad picture what is fema civilians best new fema as the agency that steps in after a natural disaster um you know you're hurricanes your earthquakes are tornadoes a your massive fires in in california as we're experiencing right now but fiba has a much more complicated historical legacy in the united states government uh and also even today a secret mission that most people don't know which is that fema started as the agency that was in charge of responding to nuclear war it was the emergency planning emergency preparedness office that through traces its roots back to 1950 when harry truman founded the federal civil defense administration and its revolved her about a dozen different agencies over the next quartercentury up to the modern chretien of fema.