Posted by: Public Affairs
Yesterday, FEMA Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, Tim Manning continued to support U.S. officials working in Christchurch, New Zealand, to help Americans in need of assistance and the ongoing response and recovery efforts. Tim spoke to news outlets about what his experience was like during the earthquake, what the conditions are like on the ground, and how the local community has come together to help each other.
As Tim points out, in the midst of the heartbreaking losses the people of New Zealand have suffered, the sight of neighbors helping neighbors and residents risking their lives to help others gives us hope. The thoughts and prayers of Tim and all of us at FEMA continue to be with the people of Christchurch, New Zealand and all of those affected by this tragic earthquake.
To listen to Tim discuss the ongoing recovery efforts on the ground: