Significant flaws in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) $247 million disaster relief system may hamper an effective response to a catastrophic disaster, according to a recent audit by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

“One of FEMA’s prime missions is to immediately provide survivors with three days’ worth of basic emergency supplies,” said Inspector General John Roth. “As presently configured, this supply chain system is not up to that task.”

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