NY Emergency Management Chief Fired After Ordering Crews to His House to Remove a Downed Tree
The Emergency Management Chief was fired in New York after he ordered crews over to his house to remove a tree from his driveway.
The Inquisitr reported:
New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly fired his emergency management chief after learning that the official sent public employees to his house to clear a fallen tree in the driveway in the middle of Superstorm Sandy.
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Steven Kuhr, the head of the New York Emergency Management Office, was responsible for coordinating the response to disasters, like Superstorm Sandy, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
Kuhr was appointed by Cuomo in 2011. Before this, he was the CEO at Strategic Emergency Group LLC. Tree clearing crews like the one sent to Kuhr’s house have been in high demand in the aftermath of the storm, which killed power to almost 8.5 million homes in 21 states. Almost 200,000 homes are still without power, according to the Long Island Power Authority.
Kuhr was in Albany, New York when he learned that a tree had been knocked down in his driveway during the storm. He called the Suffolk County Emergency Management Office and asked them to remove the tree, according to an aide of Governor Cuomo.