FEMA warns of ‘historic disaster’ if hurricane shuttered door
Hurricane shutters are costing millions of dollars, and homeowners across the country are scrambling to protect their basements from the deadly heatwave.
“The damage will be severe.
This is going to take us decades to recover,” said Tom O’Malley, the FEMA administrator for the District of Columbia, the nation’s capital.
But the shutters, designed to prevent flooding in the basement and keep warm, are in danger of turning into a public health disaster if the storm is not stopped before it reaches the United States.
“This is a huge blow to public health, and we are going to have to address it,” said O’Brien, who said the city had already started a project to test the new shutters in its homes.
“And we need to be prepared.”
But while many experts and politicians agree the cost of shutting down the home is huge, many are calling on President Donald Trump to take action to curb the surge of the storm, which has already made landfall in Texas and Florida.
“The only thing I can say is that we have a lot of work to do, and it is going take a lot more than the hurricane itself to address this problem,” O’Brian told the Associated Press on Thursday.
The Trump administration has been trying to get its house in order before the storm’s expected arrival, including by installing a system of flood gates in the homes of hundreds of thousands of people in several regions.
The system is part of an effort to keep people out of the flood zone, which could become a major problem if it is not interrupted quickly.
The floodgates are meant to help people stay in their homes and prevent flooding from spreading into their basement or attic, but experts say they are only designed to stop water from seeping through windows and down to the basement.
Experts say the system could also create problems for those living below ground, where a small amount of rain could fall and wash away some of the insulation.
The system, which was put in place after the devastating 2010 hurricane, is meant to protect the people in the city and to provide shelter for people who are still at home and unable to leave their homes.
“We’re not going to be able to stop the storm before it hits,” Otero said.
“We’re going to go back to the pre-storm state.
It’s going to do massive damage.”
Trump has been warning about the potential impacts of the hurricane on his state, including in a tweet that said “FEMA must prepare for the worst and stop this massive, historic disaster before it arrives in our area.”
The National Guard and National Guard contractors have been deployed to help protect people and property, and federal officials have been encouraging citizens to keep their windows and doors shut.
The storm has already hit the Gulf Coast, which is expected to be among the worst hit regions in the country.