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FEMA Head Brock Long Resigns

Peter Gaynor will serve as interim administrator

On Wednesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long announced that he would be resigning from his post. In a statement, Administrator Long said, “While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my family — my beautiful wife and two incredible boys,” he said. “As a career emergency management professional, I could not be prouder to have worked alongside the devoted, hardworking men and women of FEMA for the past two years.”

Spending 18 months as the head of FEMA, Brock Long oversaw the relief efforts of several U.S. disasters including Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and the devastating 2018 wildfires in California. Peter Gaynor, deputy administrator of FEMA will work in the interim as head of the agency until President Trump appoints Long’s replacement.

Sources: AP, The Hill, CNN
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For Brock Long to be able to close his time well at FEMA as he transitions back into family life. 
  • For Peter Gaynor to be given strength and guidance from God as he fills in as the head of FEMA.
  • For President Trump to be given wisdom as he considers who he will appoint as Brock Long’s replacement.