Nearly $1 million worth of federal disaster relief money went to a New York City cherry factory with a hidden basement filled with hundreds of hydroponically grown marijuana plants, according to the New York Post.
Rallies are being planned in several states on Saturday to protest the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), its new flood maps, and the Biggert-Waters Act that will result in higher flood insurance rates.
Frustration has now turned to anger for many Hurricane Sandy victims after living in limbo for more than six months, and they say the slow response and inaction by the Obama administration is taking its toll.
Hundreds gathered in a New Jersey town on Friday morning to open a playground that will memorialize one of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and offer hope to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Some New Jersey hurricane victims are complaining that FEMA is doing more harm than Superstorm Sandy did when it hit over four months ago and washed away their homes and businesses. FEMA issued Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps as a provision of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which was signed by President Barack Obama last July.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg met a chorus of boos and jeers during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Rockaways Saturday, reports the New York Post.
Federal, state, and local governments need to better prepare for natural disasters, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said today at the unveiling of the Government Accountability Office’s High-Risk Series report.
More than seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, federal grant funds marked for a nature center in the city have yet to be spent, leading federal watchdogs to recommend the revocation of some of those funds.
The destruction from one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast is still evident in many towns and cleanup continues three months after the storm made landfall.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an additional $50.5 billion for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief appropriations on Tuesday, as reported by Bloomberg.