Representatives of FEMA continue their work on the ground in Metro Detroit, assessing the damage done from last month’s record rainfall and flooding.
Six teams will be covering Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties to assess and validate damages and disaster impacts against federal assistance eligibility criteria.
The governor’s request Friday comes after the completion of initial local damage assessments and is the next step toward requesting and being eligible for federal assistance.
Is federal help on the way? Maybe not.
The aftermath of flooding in the area forced mayors in Ferndale, Highland Park and Warren to declare a State of Emergency.
Fire Commissioner Skip McAdams says the city was won a $3 million grant from FEMA and it will make a big difference.
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.