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FEMA chief: 'Great communication' between White House and Congress on emergency management

12 Setiembre 2017, 11:10 | Dolorita Barahona

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"We will do it quickly".

That's of little comfort to those in the path of such storms, of course. "Property is replaceable but lives are not, and safety has to come first".

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are in a league of their own.

More than 3,800 US flights scheduled for Monday were cancelled by late morning and more than 9,000 have been dropped since Saturday, according to tracking service FlightAware.

Much as the unusually long period of torrential rainfall caused the most damage in Texas, the unusually long period of high winds is expected to take the greatest toll in Florida, the forecasting company said. The storm killed at least 119 people and prompted one of the largest evacuations due to a natural disaster in USA history - more than 3 million residents were evacuated from Texas and Louisiana. "I do know there are some aerial impact assessments being conducted as we go".

These important matters all deserve attention, but the issue that's hardly being discussed at all about Hurricane Harvey is that human-caused global warming and its effects on the climate have a central role in the storm's historic intensity. A lot of islands in that area have been seriously hit. There also are people who head into the disaster zone, Red Cross volunteers who help staff shelters and first-responders who join rescue efforts. You're under a voluntary recommended full, partial evacuation. "We sent them a note. We were able to get them fixed up".

Long said he has faith that Congress will move swiftly if there's a need for more money.

"We all were very emotional looking at it, and thought we should do it", he said.

Irma will "create further weakness in indicators that are already softening as the result of the hurricane", said Michelle Meyer, head of USA economics at Bank of America in NY, who trimmed the tracking estimate for this quarter by 0.4 percentage point to 2.5 percent.

Julian Assange is trolling the United States over climate change denial as the country prepares for more hurricane devastation at the mercy of Hurricane Irma.

"I would call it a down payment, and that's what it was, and FEMA burning probably half a billion a day", he told CNN. On the contrary, Katrina was as expensive as both of Irma and Harvey combined.

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