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FEMA Administrator Brock Long announces resignation

President Trump sounds, such as the FEMA Administrator, Brock Long, center, talks about hurricane Florence in the Oval Office of the White house in September 2018, with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, right.
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Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), announced Thursday that he will say the resignation of his position, “it is time for me to go home to my family.”

In a statement, Long FEMA said it had provided assistance to “more than 200 declared disasters” and President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who he said thanked, “were very supportive for me, the FEMA, the workforce and our mission.”

“As a career emergency management professional, I might not have been proud to have worked alongside the dedicated, hardworking men and women of FEMA for the past two years,” Long said. “… I’ll let know, the Agency is in good hands.”

FEMA Deputy Administrator Peter Gaynor is farewell, Commissioner of the administrator on a Long. Trump must designate, in need of a permanent replacement for a Long time and the concerned person’s confirmation by the Senate.

“In the last two years, Administrator, Long is admirably brought the men and women of FEMA in a very difficult, historic and complex times,” Nielsen said in a statement. “Brock, under the leadership of FEMA have successful state and territory-were supported efforts to respond to and recover from 6 major hurricanes, 5 historical forest fires and dozens of other serious emergencies. I appreciate his tireless efforts for FEMA and its commitment to the promotion of a culture of preparedness across the nation.”

Nielsen added that FEMA “is willing to continue to respond to the current recovery efforts in new disasters, and get ready for this year’s hurricane season.”

This is a developing story; check back for more updates.

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