FEMA director gets name of Hurricane Florence WRONG in emergency briefing while saying he is ‘100 per cent focused’ on monster storm – as he denies abusing government cars and spending hours out of the office

Thursday, September 13, 2018
By Paul Martin

FEMA administrator Brock Long got quizzed on his own use of government cars as Hurricane Florence barreled toward the coast of his home state
He sad he was ‘100 per cent focused on Floyd’
He may have been referencing a 1999 hurricane that hit the East Coast
He was responding to questions about a probe of his repeated use of government vehicles and a driver for six-hour trip to his North Carolina home
FEMA aides who accompanied him were put up in hotels at government expense
Said he would ‘fully cooperate with any investigation’ and ‘own up to any mistakes’

13 September 2018

FEMA chief Brock Long botched the name of the hurricane threatening the East Coast Thursday while denying allegations of his own misuse of government cars – saying he was ‘100 per cent’ focused on the storm.

‘Regardless of an article, right now I’m 100% focused on Floyd, and that’s exactly where our attention needs to be with the life safety mission,’ said Long at an emergency briefing to update Americans on Hurricane Florence.

‘Florence, excuse me,’ he added later.

Long may have been referencing a 1999 hurricane that slammed the East Coast.

He denied distraction at the top of a briefing where officials schooled Americans on what bare necessities they should bring to shelters, where and how to evacuate, and what disabled citizens should do to prepare.

He said he followed policies ‘according to regulation and bottom line is we’ll continue to fully cooperate with any investigation that goes on and own up to any mistakes and push forward and keep going, keeping moving on.’

‘Regardless of an article, right now I’m 100 per cent focused on Floyd and that’s exactly where our attention needs to be with the life safety mission. We’ll invite in our federal partners – Florence, excuse me,’ said, possibly after being corrected.

Asked if he was confident he followed the law, Long shifted the subject back to the storm:

He repeated the error, while trying to change the subject back to the storm. ‘We’re going to get to Floyd we’re going to get to Florence, excuse me, and we’re going to concentrate on the life safety issues,’ he said.

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