Don't focus on the track, or the skinny black line, focus on the impacts," said Craig Fugate, former FEMA director
to the Miami Herald, Wednesday.
I talked to the FEMA Director
earlier to make sure we were latched up at the state and federal level, and Im comfortable that we are.
Former FEMA Director
Robert David Paulison called on Congress earlier this year to take a proactive approach to disaster mitigation by establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission to study the rapidly rising costs associated with disaster relief.
I think every FEMA director
, now administrator, since then has said.
In 1996, he was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by FEMA Director
James Lee Witt.
We also talked about Joe Allbaugh, a former FEMA director
, chief of staff to George W.
However, in a memo from James Sadler, FEMA director
of Claims for the National Flood Insurance Program, says the agency is governed by law in mandating that homeowners must sue within one year of a written denial.
Craig Fugate, who was in New York, Sunday, surveying ongoing relief efforts in Rockaway, Breezy Point and other affected communities, said his agency has approved more than $158 million for individuals to help with housing and other storm-related needs so far and is still registering claims.
31 ( ANI ): Former FEMA director
Michael Brown has been infamously praised by ex-president George W.
Leblanc--who opens the piece-once again stands out among the 300 interview subjects as a surrogate voice for residents--while the parade of luminaries runs the gamut from Brad Pitt, who has built dozens of energy-efficient homes in the area; to former FEMA director
Michael Brown, who laments the enduring legacy of President Bush's "heckuva job" line.
In that instance, they write that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff failed to adequately set expectations for FEMA Director
Michael Brown--and probably should have realized he needed to appoint someone else to handle the cleanup effort.
E-mail from Sharon Worthy to FEMA Director
Michael Brown (September 3 2005)