Tag: FEMA

Trump Administration Officials Arrested for Scamming Puerto Rico Out of $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Relief Funds

Photo: iStock Remember when Trump blasted Puerto Rico’s government for their corruption and thievery, explaining that he was the best thing that ever happened to that foreign country whose president’s name he couldn’t quite remember? Well, it turned out, it was his own people who were actually doing the scamming. A federal grand jury indicted […]

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Why Hurricane Dorian’s Conditions Are Nearly Perfect to Devastate Florida

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Every single county in Florida has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian, which picked up strength after largely missing Puerto Rico, barrels toward the entire state. Had Dorian, expected to make landfall at a Category 4 storm, hit Puerto Rico […]

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Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cedar Attanasio, File (AP Photo) The Department of Homeland Security informed Congress this week that it will […]

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The Trump Administration Is Taking Millions Away from FEMA for More ICE Beds

The Trump administration is going to take money away from FEMA to pay for more ICE detention space. The Department of Homeland Security will transfer $116 million from other agencies under its control — including the Coast Guard, the TSA, and FEMA — to fund the expansion of the immigrant detention system, NBC News reports. […]

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West Virginia Woman Who Called Michelle Obama ‘Ape in Heels’ Headed to Prison for Embezzling $18,000 in FEMA Aid

FEMA Disaster Recovery signs direct residents to help in Rainelle, W. Va., in August 2016. A former West Virginia nonprofit director is headed to prison for defrauding FEMA of $18,000 in disaster funds.Photo: Steve Helber (Associated Press) Ah, karma. The ousted director of a West Virginia nonprofit who got the boot after referring to then (and always) […]

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River of No Return

Willard Ruzicka saw it all in a dream. The Niobrara River, which runs a few hundred feet from his family’s farmhouse in the unincorporated village of Pishelville, Nebraska, had topped its banks. But instead of water edging toward his house from the north, the dream river—somewhere upstream, in the direction of Spencer Dam—had jumped the […]

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