Brock Long, the administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has reportedly resigned.
In a statement announcing his resignation, Long said in part, “this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home…”
Long was under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog, and word of it leaked just as Hurricane Florence struck last fall. Officials found he misused vehicles, but Long was not asked to resign, and he agreed to reimburse the government.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says he led the agency admirably for two years through six major hurricanes and five historic wildfires.
Long said Peter Gaynor will serve as acting FEMA administrator in the meantime.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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