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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:52 AM

Did Trump send FEMA to those states that suffered the

bad tornado's? I knew they were begging but did Trump do anything?

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Reply Did Trump send FEMA to those states that suffered the (Original post)
Doreen Jan 2017 OP
bettyellen Jan 2017 #1
yortsed snacilbuper Jan 2017 #2
TheMastersNemesis Jan 2017 #3
pkdu Jan 2017 #4
onecaliberal Jan 2017 #5
uppityperson Jan 2017 #6
Doreen Jan 2017 #9
leftyladyfrommo Jan 2017 #7
jmg257 Jan 2017 #8

Response to Doreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:56 AM

1. He was said to be "monitoring" the situation.

 

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:58 AM

2. Good luck with that.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:58 AM

3. If They Don't Get Help Then They Voted For It.. I Am Not That Sympathetic To GOPPERS.

 

I feel sorry for the Democrats down there.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 03:02 AM

4. Are they at least an "8" nt

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 03:17 AM

5. Nope. There is no one to go. There is never going to be a response to disaster again

It's going to make heck of a job brownie look like a genius.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 08:45 AM

6. Looks like FEMA will begin assessment this wk, places are begging for help

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2017/01/23/tornado-recovery-continues-pine-belt/96975076/
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Teams from FEMA are expected to begin federal damage assessment in Forrest and Lamar counties Tuesday. After finishing up in those two counties, FEMA officials will move to Perry County for damage assessment.


http://m.walb.com/walb/db_330714/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=dpjqmf9x
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FEMA will be on site surveying the damage on Thursday.


These articles say they've been begging for help.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/officials-beg-trump-send-help-after-storms-kill-20-across-n711071
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-weekend-tornadoes-south-carolina-confirmed-44981254

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 01:39 PM

9. So FEMA is going to check it out

but there is still the issue of if Trump says yes or no to help needed. Basically from all of the answers I have gotten Trump has not sent help and we will not know for awhile if he does. I hope he does but I would never hold my breath.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 09:28 AM

7. He probably doesn't know what FEMA is. nt

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 09:30 AM

8. Interesting stuff...

Teams from FEMA are expected to begin federal damage assessment in Forrest and Lamar counties Tuesday. After finishing up in those two counties, FEMA officials will move to Perry County for damage assessment. Public assistance teams, tasked with damage assessment of infrastructure, are expected to arrive in the area Wednesday.

So what we are hoping is that the disaster recovery centers will be established by the end of this week for individuals to come in and begin applying for aid," said Lee Smithson, executive director of MEMA. "When we go back to the 2013 (tornado), it was well over five days before displaced citizens could go in and start their registration. "So we're confident that it will be much, much faster than that because of the efforts of the people of this community. So we're looking forward to that."

Although officials said it was still too early to determine monetary damage, Smithson said the threshold for public assistance is $4.2 million in damage to infrastructure. For individual assistance, the threshold requires more than 250 homes to be damaged.
"So, obviously, we've met that threshold for individual assistance," Smithson said. "FEMA has gotten a lot better ... so if the information is correct, you could see the possibility of 10 to 14 business days from the time it gets processed (for individual assistance)."

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"In other words, in a normal setting, city services cannot be rendered to an individual's personal property we can't go and move a tree for them," Council President Carter Carroll said. "But if we've got a tree that's leaning down and it's about to fall on a house or a car, we can (now) go in there and cut that tree down because it's a safety issue. "So it's very important to act under a state of emergency it gives us the authority to establish a curfew, things like that." A curfew for the affected areas from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. was put in place by a 5-0 vote at Monday's meeting. Council also voted 5-0 to approve two items that approve requests for proposals for service related to removal of tornado debris.

"Because we're in a state of emergency, we don't have to advertise (bids) for 30 days we only have to do it for five or six," Carroll said. "But if we don't do it this way, then we won't be reimbursed by FEMA. "So a lot of people are wondering why we're not acting faster (that's because) we've just got to go through this bureaucratic process to make sure we get reimbursed."

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