As FEMA prepares to tackle yet another potentially devastating storm with Hurricane Florence, the agency's chief Brock Long is reportedly under an internal investigation for his alleged use of government cars in a personal capacity, according to Politico.
The head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is under investigation over his use of government vehicles, Politico reported on Thursday, as a massive hurricane approached the U.S. Southeast coast.
During his press conference Thursday at FEMA headquarters, Long addressed the investigation directly and promised to cooperate.
"I would never intentionally run a program incorrectly", Long continued.
"Bottom line is if we made mistakes in the way the program was run then we will work with the OIG to get those corrected. Doing something unethical is not part of my DNA and it's not part of my track record my whole entire career so we'll work with the OIG", he continued. "On the weekends Long spent in North Carolina, aides were put up in a hotel at taxpayer expense, according to one of the current officials".
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Over 1 million residents of coastal states including North Carolina and SC were ordered to evacuate as of Thursday afternoon, ahead of the expected landfall of Hurricane Florence on Friday.
Long reportedly began having a government driver take him home since he took control of FEMA previous year.
FEMA similarly directed all questions to the DHS inspector general's office.
From 2008 to 2011 Long served was at the helm of the AEMA where he worked on the Yellowhammer State's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and numerous other natural disasters.
Long said, however, that right now he is focused on the incoming hurricane. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt were all felled in part due to their own lavish travel scandals.
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While damages weren't as bad as anticipated in the early afternoon, the Emergency Operations Center said conditions could worsen. Florence's rain will be relentless, with up to 40 inches expected in some parts of the Carolina coasts, forecasters said.
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Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles. The city where Pepsi was invented in a drugstore was still experiencing winds in the 70 miles per hour range on Friday afternoon.
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Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning. Florence was moving west-southwest at about 5 miles per hour (7 km/h), with its centre located over eastern SC .
EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Helene was located near latitude 23.5 degrees north and longitude 37.3 degrees west. Evacuation orders have been lifted in several coastal SC counties as Florence continues to dump rain on the state.
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The rest of SC and North Carolina into southwestern Virginia will experience 5 to 10 inches, with isolated totals up to 15 inches. The storm caused chaos in the region, with trees strewn across roads, buildings battered and power cut to nearly 700,000 homes.
In South Carolina and inland parts of North Carolina, 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall, with 20 inches possible in some areas. Forecasts generally project Florence to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.
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Additionally, Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in August and Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September, leaving FEMA stretched thin. The agency that spearheads the federal response to natural disasters is down almost $10 million out of its $ 15 billion budget.
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High winds are expected to pick up through central North Carolina today, he said, putting trees, homes and power lines at risk. Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia, could be in for heavy rains as Florence plods inland.
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