Federal disaster agency is polishing disastrous image

06/26/2008 | Beaumont Enterprise (Texas), The

With hurricane season under way, all eyes are once again on FEMA, and the much maligned disaster agency is getting some good reviews. Officials throughout the Midwest have praised FEMA for its quick, aggressive response to recent floods throughout the region. Even Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a frequent critic, thinks FEMA's leaders have learned from past mistakes. "My sense is they are no longer thinking they can deliver disaster relief from a cubicle in Virginia and are fully engaged on the ground," she says.

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