Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former Alabama official to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former Alabama official to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Jeffrey Byard held several positions with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency before he joined FEMA in 2017 during the agency's response to Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. Byard is currently the associate administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery.

Long said he wants to spend more time with his family. His last day is March 8.