Explore
Expired · 2 Views
chris-muller
I love politics because it challenges me. For me, being involved in politics isn't about having an opinion about every issue. It is about learning both sides of each issue and being fascinated by them
Veteran political strategist and respected advocate with over 20 years of experience in navigating the complex intersection between politics, campaigns, messaging and public policy. In my current role, I lead the organization's federal, state and local legislative, field and legal teams, while overseeing management of the internal political action committees and electoral engagement. I hold an Honour’s Degree in Political Sciences, as well as a certification in Public Relations.
Hurricane Florence: Test for FEMA & Trump
Drop file here to send
This discussion is set to be archived. That means the discussions lasts just a few days, while people can comment. After that no one can comment but the discussion can still be viewed
chris-muller followed this discussion
As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the Carolinas, in Washington the focus is how the Trump administration will respond to the storm's aftermath, and the inevitable property damage, power outages and potential loss of life.

The federal response is coordinated by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The agency's reputation suffered last year following its lagging response to Hurricane Maria. And while President Trump and FEMA officials insist they're ready this time, there have already been missteps that have some believing the agency's confidence may be misplaced.
Are you confident that the Trump administration will be able to deal with the repercussions of Hurricane Florence?
daniel-mckenzie followed this discussion
Trump has tried to assure people in the Carolinas that the government is"totally prepared. We're ready. We're as ready as anybody has ever been." LOL!!! We'll have to wait and see about that
All Trump can do is send in troops to maintain order, make sure everyone has ice and water, and lean on insurance companies to pay out valid claims. It’s all Bush could do after Katrina (and he actually did it fairly well). It’s all any President can do.
Federal response to hurricanes is overrated. Nearly all of the damage caused is payment of a debt that’s been building up over some period of years and was going to come due sooner or later.
What else can be done?? It’s a natural disaster. Governors of four or five states have requested National Guard to be mobilized. DONE. FEMA is prepared.
Florence will be a big test. He has assured everyone that everything will be fine and all support systems are ready for the hurricane. If he fails the test and it is a mess like Katrina ( or Maria last year) hurting the mid Atlantic.. it will further damage him and the Republican effort in November. It is to his FULL interest to make sure the relief and support system is quick, responsive and comprehensive.
I've been listening to all the news conferences and interviews about Florence … and the only thing that hasn’t been done, that I can think of, would be to go door to door and physically remove people who didn’t heed the warnings to evacuate. Unfortunately though, that’s illegal, so … I think everything’s been done that can be done … now it’s just a matter of getting through it.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will do their first test of an alert system that lets the president communicate with the public in the event of a national emergency via their cellphones. More than 100 mobile carriers, including all major wireless companies, are participating in the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) test, which will take place on September 20 at 2:18 pm Eastern time.
Amazing how despite the distractions, FEMA officials say they are prepared to lead the government's response to Florence
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will do their first test of an alert system that lets the president communicate with the public in the event of a national emergency via their cellphones. More than 100 mobile carriers, including all major wireless companies, are participating in the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) test, which will take place on September 20 at 2:18 pm Eastern time.
Sounds like it's the same concept that’s used to warn the public about dangerous weather or missing children
Sounds like it's the same concept that’s used to warn the public about dangerous weather or missing children
I don't know how I feel about the idea of Trump having control over a nationwide wireless alert system...
I wouldn't trust Trump with anything. I actually still can't believe he's the president.
Despite the horrors after Katrina, I have to say that the government’s response to Florence is far more unsatisfactory to that of Katrina.
This is a big test, just wait until Trump and his administration screw it up because we all know the only thing he's good at is tweeting.
@