The latest, Hurricane Irene, has brought billions of dollars in damage along the East Coast. The people, towns and businesses there are suffering and must be helped. But it should not be necessary to raise doubts and slow efforts in one area in critical need in order to aid another area of the country in critical need. Washington must increase funding for FEMA to be sure all needs are being met. Surely, they can come to agreement in the face of deadly tornadoes, destructive hurricanes and overwhelming amounts of water.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
News-Leader editorial: Secure FEMA funding for Joplin
In an editorial in today's edition, the Springfield News-Leader says FEMA funding for Joplin must be secured: