More than 300 homes were destroyed by this summer’s Washington wildfires. Last month, the governor said the cost of destroyed properties in Okanogan County alone is estimated at more than $28 million
Payment comes as President Obama tours landslide area.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for damage caused by a deadly landslide in Washington state and officials say those affected should begin registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency immediately.
As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected have already begun.
Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.
When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
The first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is less than one week away