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Government shutdown could hurt weather disaster responses The budget deal Republicans and Democrats reached in the House on Saturday included a 45-day funding extension for disaster relief funds. Lawmakers had been warning that without that provision, a government shutdown would hamper responses to any new weather disasters, leave hazardous waste sites uninspected, and stop work at federal Superfund clean-up sites. "Federal emergency management agency (Fema) staff will still respond to emergencies, but all long-term projects will be delayed due to a lack of funding in the disaster relief fund,” warned the Illinois Democrat Lauren Underwood on Friday.

  • Munene Mugambi

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    Disaster management is a full time job and should not be put on hold if and whether there's a government shutdown. We can all agree to prioritise human lives over petty politics

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