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  •  Financial Compensation from FEMA (1+ / 0-)
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      At a House hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told lawmakers this morning that FEMA has been activated, air quality monitoring is underway, and she is concerned that other facilities may also be at risk.

      The White House has issued a statement from the president on the explosion:

      Today our prayers go out to the people of West, Texas in the aftermath of last night’s deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant.   A tight-knit community has been shaken, and good, hard-working people have lost their lives.  I want to thank the first responders who worked tirelessly through the night to contain the situation and treat the wounded.  My Administration, through FEMA and other agencies, is in close contact with our state and local partners on the ground to make sure there are no unmet needs as search and rescue and response operations continue.  West is a town that many Texans hold near and dear to their hearts, and as residents continue to respond to this tragedy, they will have the support of the American people.

      I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 07:28:49 AM PDT

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