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FEMA officials among those arrested in the event of hurricane fraud in Puerto Rico

Lead Puerto Rican Public Prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodríguez said Tuesday that three people were arrested in a federal investigation into alleged fraud involving former FEMA officials and hurricane aid funds. "At the expense of our suffering … They have exploited the most vulnerable moments that the people of Puerto Rico have experienced to enrich themselves," said Rodríguez at a press …

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Former senior FEMA officials were arrested for bribery and fraud over help from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Two former Federal Emergency Management Agency officials were arrested for bribery and fraud following a corruption investigation in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. The former president of Cobra Acquisitions, a corporation that was returned by a Grand Jury under a lawsuit was charged on Tuesday with 15 charges against former FEMA officials Ahsha Tribble and …

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NASA and FEMA practice what happens when an asteroid hits Earth

The two agencies conduct a training run with some international groups, which would be the case if an asteroid, comet, or other near-Earth object (NEO) came rolling on the planet. This type of natural disaster is not very likely, but the rare chance that this would actually be the case would be the disaster, NASA said in June 2018. The …

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NASA and FEMA are planning emergency planning for a potential asteroid Armageddon TechCrunch

When it comes to planning a possible asteroid attack on Earth, the US Air and Space Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency do not want to miss anything. In addition to international partners such as the Space Agency of the European Space Agency Situational Awareness (NEO) and the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN), the Planetary Defense Coordination Office of …

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FEMA "Serious Data Protection Incident" reveals data from 2.5 million survivors of disasters

William Wan National Correspondent for Health, Science and News Tony Romm Staff Writer for Technology Policy 22. March at 18:42 The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared personal addresses and banking details of more than 2 million US survivors who, according to the agency, were "a serious data breach" on Friday. The recently discovered data shortage and a report by the …

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FEMA refuses to pay $ 306 million in repair costs for Oroville Dam

Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images OROVILLE, CA – APRIL 11: A view of heavily damaged overflow at Lake Oroville on April 11, 2017 in Oroville, California. After record rain and snowfall in the mountains, much of California's landscape has changed from brown to green, and reservoirs throughout the state are running at almost full capacity. Californian …

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A woman who called Michelle Obama a "monkey" cheated on FEMA for $ 18,000

Recent emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered provided the day of the week in the morning. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 17, 2019, 11:16 PM GMT By Janelle Griffith The West Virginia woman who made national headlines in 2016 when she was vacationed by a county development organization due to a humiliating Facebook posting has been. …

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long announces his resignation

Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), said Thursday he resigned and said, "It's time for me to go home to my family." In a statement: Long said that FEMA had assisted in "more than 200 disasters" and thanked President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Minister of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, of whom he …

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