The Biden regime spent weeks ignoring the massive chemical accident in Ohio.
They said that the situation on the ground in East Palestine was beyond what FEMA can handle.
Now the Biden regime is frantically trying to reverse course after dismissing the crisis for weeks.
FEMA finally deploys team to East Palestine
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been mostly silent in the wake of the disastrous chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio.
The small town has been grappling with a major public health scare and the people have been looking for answers.
Now, after weeks of inaction by the agency, FEMA is finally intervening and sending resources to the site.
They say they will start “to supplement federal efforts by deploying a Senior Response Official along with a Regional Incident Management Assistance Team to support ongoing operations.”
FEMA says that their team will support “incident coordination and ongoing assessments of potential long-term recovery needs.”
This comes as a welcome surprise to many in the areas of eastern Ohio, as well as western Pennsylvania, that have been impacted by the spill.
Citizens were previously told that they were somehow ineligible for federal emergency support services.
Biden regime previously claimed situation too “expansive” for FEMA
In a report on Fox News, a White House official explained why they weren’t sending disaster relief to the community in the aftermath of the train derailment.
They explained that though FEMA had yet to even show up, multiple agencies were involved in the response.
The official said that “the Biden Administration is mobilizing a robust, multi-agency effort to support the people of East Palestine, Ohio. Since February 3, the Environmental Protection Agency has had personnel on the ground.”
They added that FEMA was working behind the scenes to coordinate “with the emergency operation center” at the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
The White House said that FEMA isn’t built to work on situations like this, and that the needs of East Palestine are “much more expansive than what FEMA can provide.”
Agencies have their “own unique roles here”
“FEMA is on the frontlines when there is a hurricane or tornado,” a Biden regime spokesperson said. “This situation is different.”
The spokesperson went on to explain that “each federal agency has its own unique role here, and we’ve mobilized an interagency team to get the people of East Palestine the support they need.”
The Biden regime claims that the EPA is conducting testing on air and water quality in the area, the Department of Transportation is conducting an “investigation into the derailment,” and that they will be sending additional staff from HHS and the CDC to assess the public health situation.
Expert says it looks “like a nuclear winter”
Despite assurances from the EPA and the state of Ohio, many are still concerned.
Social media has been reeling with videos of dead fish floating in streams, and reports that many local farm animals have fallen ill as well.
Even experts are questioning the announcement that the air and water qualities are safe.
Sil Caggiano is a hazardous materials specialist in the area, and he described the situation in the town as looking “like a nuclear winter.”
He says the decision to perform a controlled burn might have created a bad situation.
“Pretty much, yeah, we nuked this town with chemicals,” Caggiano said.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.