FEMA May Pull Aid From Joplin for Irene Aftermath
JOPLIN - The Washington Post reported Sunday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may pull some aid from Joplin to pay for damage caused by Hurricane Irene.
According to the article, FEMA said it will still provide funds to individuals eligible for assistance. Cuts will come from long-term rebuilding projects such as roads, schools and other buildings destroyed by the tornadoes.
The Washington Post reported the decision will impact the spring tornado event along with other disasters from several years ago. FEMA spokesperson Rachel Racusen said the decision "prioritizes the immediate, urgent needs of survivors and states when preparing for or responding to a disaster."