NC Rep Price: ‘Very Heartened’ by Level of Florence Preparation

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” Representative David Price (D-NC) stated that he is “very heartened” by the level of preparation for Hurricane Florence at all levels of government. Price also said that while he isn’t sure that President Trump has learned from the mistakes of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, FEMA appears to have improved.

Price said, “All hands are on deck, and I’m very heartened by the level of preparation that we see, from FEMA, right through our governor and our state emergency preparedness office, to the counties. The governor has deployed 2,500 National Guard troops to various points to facilitate operations, and we’ve of course been in touch with Brock Long, our FEMA Administrator and all of his team. We’re anticipating a big hit, and especially a lot of water. So, you know, there’s going to be some dislocation and discomfort, but we really do seem to have all hands on deck to prepare for this the best we possibly can.”

He added that while President Trump “maybe” hasn’t learned from past failures, like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, FEMA has gotten better.

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