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FEMA Moving to a Stretch Defense

Dorian's path will be causing changes in personnel and supply deployments.

by Eric Holdeman / September 4, 2019

When Dorian was poised to basically "punch Florida in the nose," it was bad for Florida, but good for FEMA. They could deploy the vast majority of their resources to the state and they were likely redeploying people who were in Puerto Rico to other locations. 

Now with Dorian's path trending up almost the entire Eastern Seaboard, they are going to have to redistribute people and resources up and down the coast "just in case" the storm makes a turn — and, there is a significant risk that there will be hurricane impacts from storm surge and rainfall, even if the storm does not technically make landfall. 

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