FEMA has recalled furloughed workers in advance of Tropical Storm Karen.
A hurricane watch is in effect from Grand Isle to Indian Pass in the Florida Panhandle. A tropical storm watch also was in effect for parts of the Louisiana coast west of Grand Isle, including the New Orleans area. “Based on applicable legal requirements, and consistent with its contingency plan, FEMA has begun to recall currently furloughed employees necessary to serve functions of the agency to protect life and property as they prepare for potential landfall of Tropical Storm Karen,” White House press secretary Jay Carney. Carney, the president’s press secretary, said FEMA has also reactivated the Hurricane Liaison Team, which is embedded with the National Hurricane Center in Miami. “The president directed his team to ensure that federal resources and personnel needed to support state and local preparation efforts are available and on the job,” Carney said.
How much federal disaster aid will Bobby Jindal ask for next week? Socialism!