The amount of hurricanes and damage resulting from the storms has hit record numbers in the last two years. USACE continues to support disaster relief efforts from recent and past hurricane seasons.
In the aftermath of last year’s hurricane triple-whammy, state government needs to realize they’re the first responders, not FEMA.
U.S. Northern Command is conducting an internal review to see what it can learn from this past hurricane season to better prepare for future relief efforts.
Brig. Gen. Diana Holland tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hurricane relief efforts are going well in Puerto Rico.
U.S. Army North has a short roster of permanent billets, but it has big leverage when help is needed, like with hurricane cleanup in Puerto Rico.
Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission discusses the funds dedicated to helping restore the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico communications networks, action taken against robocallers, initiatives against cramming and slamming, and efforts to deploy broadband to rural areas.