FEMA diverts GA, TN tornado relief money to East Coast - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

FEMA diverts GA, TN tornado relief money to East Coast

Posted: Updated:

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Some federal money pledged to tornado-ravaged Tennessee and Georgia, among other disaster sites, is being diverted to help victims of Hurricane Irene.

Bob Josephson of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday that FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund is running low.

He says individual aid to victims of the May 22 tornado that destroyed about one-third of Joplin, Missouri will continue, but money for long-term public repair and rebuilding projects will be used for immediate disaster relief on the East Coast.

Josephson says it will be up to Congress to restore funding to Joplin and other places hit by disasters earlier this year. Those areas include parts of Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill tells The Associated Press she will work to ensure that Joplin gets the promised money.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier

    Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:37:15 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.More
    Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a soldier Israel suspects was captured by Hamas fighters.More
  • What to expect from CFC's NPSL Title Match opponent the NY Red Bulls U23

    What to expect from CFC's NPSL Title Match opponent the NY Red Bulls U23

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:22:54 GMT
    Chattanooga FC has proved they're not like most NPSL teams. They're the only team to make three national title games. They're the only team that pushes the boundaries when it comes to attendance, in fact they hold the single game league record but they'll hit the field Saturday night, one win away from the team's first national title as an underdog. More
    Chattanooga FC has proved they're not like most NPSL teams. They're the only team to make three national title games. They're the only team that pushes the boundaries when it comes to attendance, in fact they hold the single game league record but they'll hit the field Saturday night, one win away from the team's first national title as an underdog. More
  • CPD hires new communications coordinator after internal job posting

    CPD hires new communications coordinator after internal job posting

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:40:36 GMT
    It took just four days and an internal-only posting for the City of Chattanooga to find its new communications coordinator for the Chattanooga Police Department. Mayor Andy Berke's former administrative assistant was selected for the job.More
    It took just four days and an internal-only posting for the City of Chattanooga to find its new communications coordinator for the Chattanooga Police Department. Mayor Andy Berke's former administrative assistant was selected for the job.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.