FEMA administrator under investigation for travel, use of government cars

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Senior officials are reportedly discussing replacements for administrator Brock Long, following investigations into his alleged misuse of federal resources.

Long is being questioned as to whether he misused government vehicles for trips from Washington to his North Carolina home.

"Any questions regarding a particular investigation should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General (DHS OIG)".

Nielsen was said to have confronted Long to tell him that agency resources were not to be used for his personal trips.

Long, speaking at a Thursday morning briefing about Hurricane Florence's impending arrival in the Carolinas, had another system on his mind: 1999's Hurricane Floyd.

"I would never intentionally run a program incorrectly", he continued. "Bottom line is if we made a mistakes on how a program is run, we'll work with OIG to get those corrected", Long said. "Doing something unethical is not part of my DNA and it's not part of my track record in my whole entire career".

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At the beginning of his tenure at FEMA previous year, Long started using a staff driver to get him back home to Hickory, North Carolina, according to Politico.

FEMA did not respond to a Fortune request for comment on the investigation. "At this time, we are fully focused on preparing for, responding to, and recovering from Hurricane Florence and the storms in the Pacific", DHS press secretary Tyler Houlton told Politico in a statement.

Since he took control of FEMA a year ago, Long has allegedly been using a government driver to take him home.

Long reportedly began having a government driver take him home since he took control of FEMA past year. "The secretary is confident in the leadership at FEMA and their proven disaster management ability".

Long is now one of several top Trump administration officials who have faced intense scrutiny of their travel habits. In North Carolina, where Florence is expected to hit, the storm caused 35 deaths and billions of dollars in damage.

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