Federal Emergency Management Agency chief briefs on Hurricane Harvey preparedness

Brock Long discusses on "GMA" the latest predictions for the severity of the storm and what FEMA is doing for states in the path of Hurricane Harvey.
1:31 | 08/25/17

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Let's turn to the head of FEMA, Brock long in Washington, D.C. Brock, I want to get FEMA's perspective. How serious is the situation at this moment? Very serious. Unfortunately, the storm is currently strengthening and pressure is dropping forecast to be a major lannfalling hurricane which means this would be the first we've had since 2005. Right now citizens have been asked to evacuate. Their window to evacuate, that is closing very rapidly. Brock, how confident are you that the infrastructure is in place to prevent a major disaster? You mentioned the last time this area, especially the Louisiana coast faced something like this was 2005, Katrina. Let me set expectations. Texas is about to get hit by a major hurricane so there's going to be damage, not only that, but we're also going to see over the next three to five days significant amount of rainfall which is going to cause a gait amount of inland flooding so there's going to be damage. Now, FEMA is already positioned inside both states of Texas as well as Louisiana. Brock, what is your biggest concern, your biggest fear with this storm? Right now it's the life safety mission. I'm afraid people may not be taking this storm seriously. They may not be heeding the warning and, again, that window to evacuate is coming to a close. All right. Brock long, thank you so much for your time this morning. We know you've got a busy weekend ahead. Thank you.

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