New Report Examines FEMA Response in Minority Communities


U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Adm. Peter Gautier, left, accompanied by FEMA Response and Recovery Assistant Administrator Anne Bink, right, speaks at a news conference to provide an update and details on the federal response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Ian at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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A recent study suggests communities with large minority populations often receive less money from FEMA than mostly white communities. Many residents and minority communities affected by Hurricane Ian say help has been slow to arrive, leaving people to fend for themselves.

FEMA says it considers several factors when deciding aid requests, including property value, which is often lower in minority neighborhoods.

President Joe Biden stands with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell during a briefing on response efforts to Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. First lady Jill Biden, second from right, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, third from right, and his wife Casey DeSantis, right, listen. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Biden met with survivors of Hurricane Ian yesterday during a stop in Florida. His message to those impacted by the storm was the government is ready to help.

The death toll in Florida is already over 100.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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