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Fresh update on "fema" discussed on Pat Thurston
"And what you would do is you would honk your horn if you were feeling a little off. Would honk your horn and they had people there who would respond immediately to you to help you. That's so efficient, he said. It was so efficient. It was ridiculous. He was so impressed with it. Now, this one. I'm pretty sure the one in Oakland is one of the FEMA setups. So they set up these mass vaccination sites that they just Opened. I don't know. I think it's dozens of others around the country. But there were two that opened initially here in the state of California. One was down in L A or in the L a area and wonders in Oakland, and I got to tell you, I'm so impressed. I hope they have more of these because what's happened? Ah, lot of places like Marin County where I where I live. You know, you can go to the state site. I think it's called my turn. You could go to the state site on code vaccinations and you can sign up there to get your notifications. But I.
Vaccine Distribution: An Equity Challenge
"Okay paying we are talking vaccine equity in the pandemic and just a quick note. We are focusing a just here in the united states for this episode. So let's start with some top line numbers three covid. Nineteen vaccines have been authorized for emergency. Use in the us one very recently. How many people have actually been vaccinated so far well. Since vaccine distribution started in mid december around fifty million people have gotten at least one dose of a covid nineteen vaccine that includes about twenty five million people who got into doses means they've been fully vaccinated with either the pfizer or madonna vaccines. And that's some real progress over the past few months. Still just around eight percent of the total. Us population has been fully vaccinated. So there's still a long way to go. yeah i mean. Do we have any demographics on who the people who got the vaccine are like. Do we have any data on race or ethnicity well. Last week i spent some time at a cdc conference which was online and a bunch of public officials talked about it including dr marcela nunez smith who we heard from earlier. People of color are getting vaccinated rates below their representation in the general population. We know these challenges reflect longstanding deeply rooted systemic rallies. But here's the thing. The data that she's talking about is still pretty limited. You know so far race. Nothing to see. Data have only been collected for about half of the shots given out. Wow only half the thought i mean. There's a little bit frustrating. That's that's not enough data. Yeah it's it's really not and the biden administration pointed this out themselves and they acknowledged that it's pretty abysmal. Doctor rachelle will lansky. She's head of the centers for disease control and prevention and she says the problem is coming from a couple of different directions. Individuals may choose not to report. It may not be required of or requested by providers and some providers as well as jurisdictions have restrictions on data sharing so some of these data gaps are due to the fact that we have inconsistent systems around data gathering. Which you know is something that has been in quite a bit with this pandemic. Yeah that's certainly part of it and there's reasons why people might not want to share their personal information about race ethnicity especially people of color you know. The federal government has a long history of exploiting and under serving minority communities and that extends to this day but now there are government officials saying that. It's up to them to try and convince people that it's important to give their information. Here's neurath shaw. Health official in the state of maine in public health. What gets measured gets managed and if we measure the right things then we will manage the right issues if we measure the wrong things. Then the did that we collect. That may not bear resemblance to current present. Elf challenges is actually what we will end up managing. Yeah so early. On in fact vaccine distribution the only metric that was available was the number of doses sent out in the number of doses administered which basically measured speed and so if the biden harris administration wants to achieve both and equity with axiom distribution. They're going to have to get more comprehensive data on race ethnicity to get a handle on the problem. Yeah i mean. I want to talk about what the biden administration is doing specifically to address this issue of a vaccine but first let's talk about some of the ways. The general rollout has put. Vulnerable communities added disadvantage. Because that's definitely happening. Yeah and to be honest. It's been hard for everyone including health reporters to keep up with the changes that are happening. Daily and weekly with axiom distribution. I mean every single state has its own rules about who qualifies and had a sign up. Obviously that confusion is compounded. If the information isn't coming to you in the language you speak or you don't have access to computers and email and even for people who may have read up on how to book an appointment. It's taken them hours to actually research in book one. So if you don't have time to figure that out and if you don't have access to transportation or time off work to get an appointment and was places you probably haven't been able to get vaccinated yet. Yeah i mean and that's when you know for sure that you want the vaccine. Exactly dr christian rumors. He's a physician and executive that family health centers of san diego. He points out that people also have questions that are very specific to their own circumstances and we want those answered before they feel like they can make an informed decision to actually get vaccinated. Here he is speaking to. My colleague yuki noguchi residency is not just one thing. And in many cases. They're very unique to their own situation. Like i just got treated for cancer. Or i'm on a certain medication or i've had an allergy in the past and those are questions that'll be answered most likely from talking one on one with a medical professional or some other trusted person. Which again if you're part of an underserved community is hard to access. If you don't have the time to seek out those answers it'll be much easier if the vaccines and the resources were coming directly to you right right okay. So ping what has the biden administration specifically announced or done to address vaccine equity so at that. Cdc conference. dr marcellina smith acknowledged that this is a huge issue. And it's not gonna be easily solved. Must attend the underlying social structures arborist as we look ahead to building resilience into our recovery. What we do believe now. Is that the way we get american vaccinating and the emphasis he placed reaching the hardest hit communities attached just as important as being the goals the number of people that's needed so their strategy to get to those goals basically amounts to increasing a couple of different things number one the number of vaccines available number two the number of people giving vaccines and number three. The number of places people can get vaccinated and specific to equity. They've launched a few fema supported mass vaccination sites. These are huge operations set up in stadiums and parking lots that are aiming to give at six thousand shots a day and they're putting some of these in places that score high on something called the social vulnerability right which is a cdc measurement of how vulnerable community is based on social factors like poverty for example. They've also started sending vaccines directly community health centers which serve around thirty million people over. All many whom are rural belong to minority groups or are low income and the centers can also offer outreach in different languages and support for signing up. I mean are they also leaning on non-medical sites to i mean like i know working with community leaders and partners be especially effective. Yeah well they're also talking about sending out that nation trucks to job sites and setting up clinics and local churches and high school gyms and ymca's those non-medical sites that you were talking about and these community clinics might not be serving thousands of people a day but they will make the vaccine available and convenient for people in those communities to get gosh so the vibe administration is really trying to take a both and approach. They're supporting mass vaccination sites to get a lot of people vaccinated quickly and they're also realizing that some people will take more time and more effort to reach so they're also trying to figure out ways to gather better data and target underserved areas. Okay so you know. Most of what we've been talking about today paying as the government is handling this which i would argue is the most important facet but i mean. Is there a sense of individual responsibility here. I know there are a bunch of stories out there about people line jumping or like going into communities outside their own to vaccines how we have all heard the stories and it's hard to say how much it's happening but it does make people feel like the system isn't working you know and what bioethicists have said to me is. That cheating happens for sure but it's probably not happening enough to undermine the system overall i mean. Is that all kind of a short term problem. I mean there's a huge demand right at this point and not enough supply but the hope is that you know in the coming weeks or months the situation will change as vaccine manufacturing and distribution ramp up even further right. Yeah and that's been the hope all along. I mean for weeks now. We've been hearing about a flood of vaccines that will be coming online in the near future. That will make it less. Cut throat to vaccine appointment and we're not there yet but there are some promising signs. The government has now ordered a total of six hundred million doses of pfizer in modern of vaccines to be delivered by the end of july. Which is enough to cover three hundred million people and that's more than all the adults in the us right right. Plus we've got the newly authorized. John jay vaccine which will eventually make a difference right and getting all these shots in urgent right now because we're kind of in a race between vaccinations and variants. Which means that. The more people protect right now. The fewer people will catch the virus and the fewer chances the virus will have to keep mutating in ways that might make it avai the vaccines and the treatments. We've developed so that's why it's still super super important to keep the other measures that prevent the virus from spreading double masking staying physically distant. You know we're all excited about vaccines but health. Experts are saying right now that in the middle of the vaccination campaign is not the time to let up our guard okay pingpong we appreciate you as always thank you for coming on the show things so much. Mattie appreciate you to
Fresh "Fema" from Sean Hannity
"Tampa's new federal vaccine side opens tomorrow morning at 7 A.m. and not a moment too soon, says Florida Emergency management director Jared Moskowitz. As the governor is authorized new groups to get the covert 19 shot while our teachers are no doubt on the front lines, and we thank all of our teachers for stepping in getting back in our schools, we can't forget about our bus drivers. We can't forget about our lunch. Ladies we can't forget about our principles are Guidance counselors are school administrators. FEMA plans to administer 2000 shots a day using the Fizer vaccine from 7 A.m. to 7 P.m. with satellite clinics, adding in his many as 1000 more doses and for a list of satellite locations, you could go to W f l a news dot com Other dissenters kicked off the 2021 legislative session this morning with a promise that we will never let anybody close your schools, take your jobs or close your businesses. He says The state's fiscal outlook is much better than the bleak forecasts from last spring, and he's touting his proposal to increase penalties for violent demonstrators. We will not allow our cities to burn and violence to rule the streets and we will not leave any doubt. In the minds of those who wear the uniform that the state of Florida stands with you, To paraphrase an old Merle Haggard song. When you mess with the men and women in law enforcement, you're walking on the fighting side of me on the subject of the Corona virus. The governor is defending his seniors first policy, saying prioritizing the elderly was the right thing to do. Two people were killed in an overnight head on collision on Dale Mabry, Florida Highway Patrol says 24 Year old woman was traveling south bound but moved into the north bound lanes where she struck another vehicle head on. She was killed, along with the other driver, identified as a 23, year old woman from Tampa. Reid Shepherd News radio. W F L A W F L A News is brought to you by the Holland Group Retirement Wealth Advisors Bark Money minute Rocket shares are skyrocketing. The company behind Rocket mortgage is being touted as a possible target of day traders on Reddit. The stock is currently up 50%. It has more than doubled since it went public last summer and hit a new record high today. More competition in the E V market. Volvo is the latest automaker to announce it's going all electric. For Volvo. The goal is a half electric line up by 2025 All electric by 2030 Wall Street not able to keep yesterday's rally going. The Dow and the S and P have small losses and the NASDAQ is down more than 1%. Canada Goose wants you to turn to them for lighter clothing. Not just winter, where Canada goose is hiring designers to create clothing like a vest, a trench coat and a bomber jacket and it's partnering with E N. BA to showcase the new clothing around the mid season All Star game to symbolize the transition from winter to spring. Mona Rivera Bloomberg Radio. A warning and a pledge from the FBI chief Lisa Brady. Fox News Congress holding another hearing today on the deadly Capitol Hill Attackers in today, and we saw it on the six moves at the speed.
24,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to arrive in Houston and other Texas cities
"Learning that fema vaccination sites in houston and two other. Texas cities are set to receive twenty four thousand doses of the johnson and johnson. Vaccine tomorrow according to the state health department another two hundred thousand doses are expected in texas next week. The johnson and johnson vaccine only requires one dose and can be stored in regular refrigerators. Its efficacy rate is just over seventy percent the pfizer and moderna vaccine are both around ninety five percent
Fresh update on "fema" discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"FEMA clinic helps also because it allows the city to focus on community based clinics. They're taking the weight off of us right now, so that gives us the ability to actually use our own vaccine to get into neighborhoods. The clinic can vaccinate 6000 people a day, seven days a week through at least April. 30th sign up is through the city's website or by calling 311. Some people have been Sharing links sent to them to make appointments. The mayor urge those not yet eligible to not use the links to jump the line at the convention center Pat Lowe became yw NewsRadio, Pennsylvania is easing up Covad 19 restrictions. The state says some fans can attend games at large indoor and outdoor venues, but the city's sports teams are still waiting on the go ahead from the city. K Y W Dave, you're Ram has reaction from the teams. The Sixers, Flyers and Phillies are ready to have fans back. Yea, I'm happy 70 Sixers head coach Doc Rivers said that his team, which is already really good at home, wants to see their fans in the stands. Fans are phenomenal. We need him here. It would be awesome in the second half of the season. If we could have fans, I think it would really boost the Phillies. A Sarah Nolan explain that having fans in the stadium Is what's normal to the player and with no fans in the stands last year really made us appreciate him. You know, you really don't realize it until you don't have what you have. And a source familiar with the planning process of Wells Fargo Center said Having least some fans back will lead to several 100, part time employees returning to Flyers and Sixers home games. Davia Ram K Y. W News radio mayor Kenny said yesterday. They'll try to get as close as they can, if not match. The recommendations from Governor Wolf will accept his king of pressure rail project is moving a step closer to becoming a reality. K Y W Mark Abrams is following the story for US and Mark What's the latest? Except it is moving $40 million of the cares act federal coronavirus stimulus money sent to the transit agency to get the project into the next design phase. Jodi Halton cept his assistant general manager for planning, since it's a significant move that will focus on a couple of things, the station design on the right of way design and to do geo technical work in the project area. That is essentially what the $40 Million will cover, she says step to seize the prize. Picked is crucial to the economic recovery of the region as it emerges from the Corona virus pandemic. The next big step, Holden says, is putting together the financial puzzle and applying for federal money to help pay the estimated $2 billion cost. This proposed rail line is a four mile extension of the Norristown High speed line to the king of pressure area. With five rail stations and connections to a business park and Valley Forge and SEPTA is forecasting construction on the rail line to begin its early as 2025. Life and the law with.
Thousands still without water after Houston winter storm
"Houston's mayor estimates thousands of people remain without running water in the nation's fourth largest city. Our own laura is and see has more on the region's recovery from a winter storm and massive power outages mirror silvester. Turner says that many homes apartment complexes in houston still have broken pipes from the freeze two weeks ago. But plumbers are in high demand and there's a shortage of supplies to fix the busted pipes so thousands of residents still don't have running water in their homes. Turner says he's asked fema to help. Get more
Fresh update on "fema" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"ABC News. I'm Michelle Franzen. What did the FBI know ahead of the U. S. Capitol deadly attack? And what did they do? Senate lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray. This our direct, Ray tells the committee's ranking member, Chuck Grassley, that violent extremism Has been on the rise since he became FBI director in 2017. Currently the FBI. He says his tracking some 2000 domestic terror investigation, the number of arrests, for example of racially motivated violence extremists. Who are what you would categorize his white supremacist last year was almost triple. The number it was in my first year is director Ray also testified there is no evidence or charges of people posing as Trump supporters or members of the movement known as Antifa On January 6th. New York governor Andrew Cuomo, facing multiple investigations after a third woman came forward, accusing Cuomo of inappropriate behavior this on top of the allegations that his office deliberately withheld covert 19 deaths and nursing homes. Maybe she's Aaron Carter Ski says There are growing calls for Cuomo to resigns Under federal investigation, he is hired a prominent criminal attorney in New York City to represent him in that not investigation, and so that has yet to be resolved and taken to get They're as sort of Ah 12 punch sexual harassment allegations nursing home death information allegations. This is the most perilous moment of Cuomo's career. As Johnson and Johnson ships more vaccines out across the country. Vaccination sites continue to ramp up today in Philadelphia, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro My orcas visited one of FEMA's community vaccination centers is important that people understand that the vaccine is safe. Have been vaccinated and you should feel comfortable being vaccinated in Southern California. At least 15 people are dead following a crash involving an SUV in a big rig. It happened in the city of Imperial authorities say 27 people were in the SUV. Listen, California's capital City, This is Sacramento's news 93.1. Hey, FBK. I'm John Byrne. Isaiah 10 02 with your top local stories. California Governor Gavin Newsom and State lawmakers are unveiling a multibillion dollar deal to reopen California schools for in person learning. Newsome says $6.6 billion would be put toward reopening with two billion going toward grants to entice schools to reopen for transitional kindergarten through second grade by the end of March. Can't reopen your economy. Unless you get your schools reopened for in person instruction. The remaining money will be allocated to help make up for lost learning time that occurred during the pandemic and provide flexibility for schools to implement more safety measures for counties in Lower Cove in tears than purple schools must reopen all elementary grades and at least one middle or high school grade to receive the funding. Sacramento Republic FC is hitting another speed bump in pursuit of joining Major league Soccer. After lead investor Ron Burkle said he was pulling out last week. Team president Ben Gumpert is announcing he will be leaving the Republicans. Well, he'll serve as an advisor to the remaining ownership and the city of Roseville is welcoming their new police captain Troy Bergstrom, is taking office as the city 17th police chief. He's been in law enforcement for 26 years Now. Bergstrom will lead 210 employees and manager $46 Million operating budget. The California State University Sacramento graduate holds a bachelor's and master's degree.
FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site Opens in Dallas
"Is now operating a covert vaccinations site at Fair Park that prioritizes shots for areas determined to be the most vulnerable to contracting the virus. Dallas County Judge play Jenkins. They're gonna be providing 3001st doses a day of Fizer vaccine to these under served communities for three weeks and then 3002nd shots a day for the underserved communities for an additional three weeks. Prioritized areas includes South oak cliff parts of Garland and Mesquite. Forest, Meadow and others.
President Biden offers Texas residents comfort and federal support during Houston visit
"President biden traveled to texas friday to reassure residents impacted by the power and water crises. The federal emergency management to fema is providing millions of gallons of water and millions of meals direct assistance and uninsured homeowners to repair. The damage burst. Pipes caused to millions of homes across the state governor. Abbot asking the president to include fifty four more texas counties federal disaster declaration to help stayed recover from the devastating winter
President Biden tours FEMA vaccine center at Houston's NRG Park
"Today. President biden and first lady. Dr jill biden visited a new fema vaccination senator at our center at energy park in texas to tour the facility which opened just a few days and to address america's vaccination effort the opening of that new vaccination site where biden spoke is a feet despite that massive winter storm that shook texas and ended the power grid. The new site is up and running and capable of giving thousands of vaccine doses a day. It's a drive through center. Take a look at that. It's amazing made it hopes of targeting the most vulnerable communities in the area one of the goals of the new facilities to increase vaccine equity in the state
Biden tours Houston after devastating winter storm in Texas
"Joe Biden is vowing to be a partner with Texans as many make repairs Following to winter storms. Environmental Protection Agency has deployed mobile drinking water labs and Houston San Antonio of Fort Worth to test water so we can get so you get boil water advisories lifted and get safe drinking water flowing through those faucets again while visiting Houston today, the president added. FEMA is also providing blankets to help Texans stay warm. He thanked the military for providing aid in time of need. His last stop of the day was in our Ji Park amass covert vaccination site. Biden says the lone Star state is benefiting from the major expansion of vaccination efforts, millions of dollars and hundreds of vaccinators working in community vaccination centers and three mass vaccination centers and Arlington, Dallas and right here in Houston. The president also noted pop up clinics would be going up in major cities to make sure those who don't have transportation can't get a shot. Biden says Cases and hospitalizations were going down, but expressed concern about new Covad variants across the world.
Why a Charleston woman decided to demolish her home
"Years. Elizabeth boy no lived in south carolina. You're the ashley river and charleston harbor but when two major storms brought flood waters close to her door. She realized her home is at risk. And it would get worse with sea level rise. It became so real an even more frightening realizing that the next flood that came through could be the end of me so boy no listed the house for sale but before it sold. Her fears came true hurricane irma in eight inches of water filter home. The house became virtually impossible to sell even after multiple price drops. So boy no decided to sell the property as a vacant lot. She requested a permit to tear down the house and applied for fema grant to help cover the cost. It was an unusual request that required extensive documentation city staff even gave boy no nickname. They call me the trailblazer because they said they learn something new every day from my situation the process took years but eventually at work boy no had the house torn down and sold the lot. The new owners built an elevated house. Boy no was charleston's trailblazer. But as sees rise and extreme weather intensifies other coastal homeowners will be forced to make similar tough
How a Chicago Artist is Working to Help Musicians in Need
"Chicago artist is working to make sure no musician is left behind with a community organization dedicated to black musicians in chicago arts correspondent angel edo shares how that mission has quickly expanded to serve anyone in need. It was god sent to me to be able to do something for some musicians. Can't play they can't say they can't appear in clubs. They know how their fields because of the that being able to sing for two years. I was homeless eight out of garbage cans and i just decided that because life music has been my life. I know how these musicians feeling something. It was on her birthday last october. One chicago artists the maxwell decided to create black musicians matters with help from community partners like guardian interest security company. The group delivers food on a weekly basis. They won't reach out because we have so much fried. So what i do is i just go and call and them. Do you need something. I need musicians chicago musicians to know. Please get in touch with us. We will come to you if you can't get out. We covered the west side. We went to melrose park. We went to ole part all year. We go to the hundreds with donations from go. Fund me the group is also able to provide monetary support for artists. Like bass guitar player. Joe pratt who was the band director at the east odyssey lounge before the pandemic hit a big box food i was given money and then came in handy at the time. I really really needed it. Because bills need to be paid musicians. Charles crane and burns have also support fema silvio in a. It was right on time. Take my word on it. And i love apples. They gave me a fresh apples. Yes is what's going on. It's been tremendously mason. Beef stew of the night and the organization primarily serves black artists but they worked to help anyone in need whether they be homeless older adults or even single parents. We had one girl was the name. Britney britney that's that's she had four kids and was homeless while chicago musician. Ronnie baker brooks has not received a he seen its impact. Firsthand is inspirational. And if you get so disgusted how can you be creative or is so negative all the time. That's all you're gonna talk about. That's all you're going to sing about so it's very important that we support each other inspire but it doesn't stop there. I didn't form this organization just for food. And just for money iphone his organization because i have a dream i have the vision. I want to put up a building in brownsville. That will house musicians if they get on bad. Look this is my dream there for chicago tonight. I'm angel ito and food. Pickup is now available every friday from ten. Am to one pm at the east odyssey lounge for anyone who needs it. There's more information on our
FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site to open at Houston’s NRG Park
"Mass vaccination site will open up Wednesday it in our G park, Sean Miller with the Texas Department of Emergency Management, praising city and county leaders for their efforts to make the process goes smoothly as possible. The state will continue to request for further vaccination sites such as this to the cooperation between our federal and local partners. Northern sure that every Texan has a vaccine that's made available to them. The energy sat is designated to vaccinate 6000 people per day, seven days a week for three weeks before transitioning to a second dose. Those who signed up through the city or county health departments are already on that list.
FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site to open at Houston's NRG Park
"Mega site opens Wednesday it in our JI Park here is county Judge Lena Hidalgo says there's no need to pre register if you've already signed up for the vaccine locally. Center will vaccinate people using the city of Houston Weightless and the Harris County wait list that we've already had online. The site is designed to serve 6000 people per day, seven days a week for three weeks before transitioning to second doses for three weeks, a total of 142,000 individuals are expected to be fully vaccinated. The city of
Vaccination appointments to resume in Los Angeles after weather delays
"Says delayed vaccines have now been shipped to L. A. And all six city run vaccination sites will resume operations on Tuesday while waiting for more supplies to arrive here. FEMA is stepping in Federal agency is running a new mega vaccination site near East L. A. Here a Cal State L. A. It's a sea of cars, vaccination, chance and camouflage, as many women in the military gets 6000 vaccinations into the arms of Angelenos each day. Now it's part of President Biden's plan to have 100 vaccination sites up and running within his 1st 100 days in office. So we're using Fizer and this is part of a separate allotment that's provided to the states. These are lawmen centers being sent directly to the sites that are opening Bronek. The verdict is with FEMA, she says. They're trying to make the site accessible to everyone. We have transportation from the bus line to the walk up station where people can get vaccinated so people don't have cars. They could still get vaccinated. But you do need an appointment. Or you will be turned away at Cal State L. A. Emily Valadez Kay Next 10 70 news radio appointments can be made on my turn dot see a dot Gove. The U. S.
Biden declares major disaster in Texas
"Has signed a disaster declaration for the State of Texas on his Chris Barnes has those details President Joe Biden signing a major disaster declaration for the state of Texas yesterday as the state recovers from a crippling winter storm. That left millions without power for days and currently has also disrupted public water systems. The federal funding is available for nearly 80 of the hard hit counties and FEMA's coordinating the recovery operations in the Lone Star State.
FEMA Covid-19 mass vaccination site opens in Los Angeles amid supply shortage
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"fema" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"FEMA and the Ad council take a time out with Tiki and Tierney was a horrendous displayed by almost everybody involved with the Kansas City Chiefs. That's right coaching playing horrible. You're right side of the ball, and they were definitely pushed around. They didn't execute because they were sloppy with their hands and they made mistakes. And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a team that if you give them another shot, they're going to take advantage of it. And Kensi Cheese didn't have any answers. Tiki Interior Three Eastern Noon Pacific afternoons on CBS Sports Radio. Strong Takes Jr's Got, Um I can't fault Russell Wilson, who's been hit more than anybody for wanting out. But one thing to Seahawks can't do is take him for granted because he is a winner. He's one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and the Seahawks do owe it to him to try to improve his protection into at least listen to him. Otherwise, you'll end up out the door. You don't know what you got. So let's go on J. R Sport brief. Names 10 P.m., Eastern seven, Pacific on CBS Sports Radio. Jim Rome's got opinions. The fan controlled Football league. Normally an indoor league displayed on a 50 yard field is not something I would pay attention to, But when I hear them, Marshawn Lynch is involved. Then you have my attention, not only see the co owner of one of the teams he was doing some commentary during games and because there was only one Marshawn Lynch. I was locked in. And believe me, I was not disappointed. Gym room New Eastern 9 A.m. Pacific on CBS.
2 FEMA Vaccine Sites Open In Queens, Others To Open Across New York City
"They're taking appointments for the cove in 19 vaccine from eligible New Yorkers at two FEMA sites in Queens and inoculations begin Wednesday. Christi Collision Has this. The mass vaccination sites had Medgar Evers College and York College or set to open on Wednesday every day from 8 A.m. to 8 P.m.. He's federally backed sights are set to vaccinate 3000 people per day. Priority starts with those and surrounding zip codes than opening up to the whole Brooklyn and Queens Burrows a week after opening Appointment could be made under the AM I eligible page on the state website or by calling in famous sites in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers are set to open on March 3rd. With appointment registration opening up on
Texans face drinking water shortage
"One crisis for another with power is back on to most people in the state. But busted water pipes due to record low temperatures have created a big shortage of clean drinking water. CBS News correspondent Stacey Lynn has the latest from Texas governor Greg Abbott said. They're focusing on several big things, ensuring That we complete the process of restoring power to Texas homes and another big priority restoring water for Texans. Abbott said He spoke to President Biden last night. He called to let me know he was going to go ahead and approve. A major disaster declaration that Texas would be submitting, which would give Texans the ability to apply for individual assistance from FEMA, which would then provide them with funding to fix damages to their homes that are not covered by private insurance. Stacey Lynn
Dallas, Texas residents still without power amid statewide crisis
"Are dealing with burst pipes after a winter storm that knocked out power for thousands less than 200,000. People in Texas are waking up for 1/5 Day without power as the state shifts to another crisis with over seven million residents under a boil water order following record low temps that damaged infrastructure and pipes. This is what it sounds like walking around. So Ana Reed's home in Dallas. It's like the Twilight Zone. It's like whatever can happen has happened. FEMA has sent generators to support water treatment plants, hospitals and nursing homes with freeze warnings across the deep South. Jeff Man. Also Fox News Oil
Millions in Texas Are Left Without Safe Drinking Water
"As we've been reporting all week the fallout of severe winter. Weather in texas is far reaching more than fourteen. Million people in the state are without safe drinking water cities including austin houston and san antonio are under boil water notices until monday. The state's governor greg. Abbott and president biden spoke thursday evening. Wsj white house reporter can. Thomas has details. The white house said biden told abbott that the federal government would continue to work hand in hand with the state and local authorities. The white house approved an emergency declaration for texas last weekend but biden told abbott during the call that the administration was ready if texas or other parts of the region needed additional federal disaster support white house national security advisers have been monitoring the storm and fema has been rushing generators food and blankets to texas white house officials say they will be in close coordination with texas during the weekend the power outages and supply problems tied to the storm are constraining operations at restaurants and
"fema" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"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 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..
"fema" Discussed on On The Media
"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..
"fema" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"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.
"fema" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"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.
"fema" Discussed on The Takeaway
"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.