US emergency-management chief Brock Long to resign

FEMA chief former Alabama EMA director Brock Long resigns

Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), announced Thursday that he was resigning from his position, saying "it is time for me to go home to my family".

FEMA chief Brock Long is planning to leave the agency, sources say.

In a statement, Long said FEMA had provided assistance on "more than 200 declared disasters" and thanked President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, whom he said "have been extremely supportive of me, the FEMA workforce and our mission".

Last July, Long acknowledged that FEMA's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was flawed, but added that his team did a "phenomenal job" the despite harsh criticisms.

"It has been a great honor to serve our country as FEMA Administrator for the past two years", said Long in the release. However, at the time Long denied that Nielsen had asked for his resignation.

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"While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my family - my lovely wife and two incredible boys", Long said in a statement issued Wednesday. Long's improper use of government resources for personal travel fit a pattern among senior Trump administration officials.

But his reputation took a hit last fall when the Department of Homeland Security determined he had inappropriately used government vehicles to commute between Washington and his home in North Carolina.

Long's deputy, Peter Gaynor, will be named the acting administrator in his absence.

Long's permanent replacement will have to be nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate.

During his tenure, Long oversaw FEMA operations during two very active hurricane seasons, during which hurricanes Harvey, Maria, Irma, Florence and Michael each caused billions of dollars in damage in the United States.

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