VIDEO: Doubts raised about FEMA preparations as Florence approaches

BY KAT SHEPHERD / SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 /

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The general who oversaw the U.S. military response to Hurricane Katrina predicted Tuesday that the federal government is not prepared for Hurricane Florence.

“This is a magnificent storm. People need to listen; they need to evacuate, but I will not bet any money that we are prepared,” Lt. General Russel Honoré said on MSNBC, noting that the first phase of the storm will be the most impactful.

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“People need to listen to their government and evacuate because of everything east of I-95 could be destroyed.”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared 80,000 liters of water, 402,000 meals, 1,200 cots and 34 generators at Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina, according to USA Today.

“We measure water a gallon a day for people. We’ve evacuated over a million,” he said. “Those numbers don’t work.”

Honoré, who was fiercely critical of the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, added that FEMA shouldn’t act as first-responders and that it should leave governors and counties alone. 

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1 Comment

  1. Cherie September 11th, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Well, Governor McCrory in NC still hasn’t sent money to those folks in North Carolina who lost homes during Matthew in October 2016.

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