2.3 MILLION AT RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT DUE TO FEMA NEGLIGENCE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

2.3 MILLION AT RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT DUE TO FEMA NEGLIGENCE

FEMA mishandled the personal information of 2.3 million people driven out of their homes by wildfires in 2017 and hurricanes, an Inspector General report released Friday found.

During our ongoing audit of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, we determined that FEMA violated the Privacy Act of 19741 and Department of Homeland Security policy by releasing to [contractor] the PII and SPII of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that even so long after Katrina, FEMA is still pathologically incapable of getting anything right!!

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Some details about FEMA's Kilauea lava assistance

George

With 700 houses wiped out by lava, if you divide the total FEMA amount disbursed by the number of applicants, it's under $10K. The max amount for full house loss was capped at $32K, reports one applicant, 10% of a typical home's value in the area. Many residents opine that FEMA's activity was more of a show.

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