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When Florence arrives, FEMA and the manager are confronted with a sharper investigation

When Florence arrives, FEMA and the manager are confronted with a sharper investigation

When the federal emergency management office circled around Thursday to prepare for hurricane Florence, the office's top official fought against charges of misconduct and President Trump resurrected a controversy over FEMA's response to the deadly storm that devastated Puerto Rico a year ago.

In recent days, FEMA has been confronted with increasing criticism of her reaction to hurricane Maria after the publication of two federal reports describing how the office is thin, overwhelmed and lacking in skilled personnel, and a university study that reduces the death toll in Puerto Rico. nearly 3,000. Meanwhile, FEMA administrator William & # 39; Brock & # 39; Long spent part of the Thursday trying to ward off questions about an internal investigation into his use of government vehicles and accusations that Minister of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen tried to sell.

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