FEMA clarifies Hurricane Irma rumors on new web page

FEMA clarifies Hurricane Irma rumors on new web page

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The page acts as a fact checker to various Irma rumors that have gained popularity on the internet. (Source: FEMA.gov) The page acts as a fact checker to various Irma rumors that have gained popularity on the internet. (Source: FEMA.gov)

(RNN) - Hurricane Irma rumors have circulated the web since the huge storm became a threat to the United States.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, took action and added a new rumors section to its Hurricane Irma website.

The page acts as a fact checker to various Irma rumors that have gained popularity on the internet.

FEMA addressed rumors about topics including pets in shelters and hotels, fuel demand in Florida, disaster clean-up, inspections and repairs.

Here are a few examples:

  • Is it true or false that emergency shelters are required to accommodate the pets and service animals of evacuees? FEMA says TRUE.
  • Is it true or false that property owners forfeit federal disaster assistance if they clean up flood-damaged properties? FEMA says FALSE.

Users should visit FEMA.gov to get the up-to-date information on what is true about Hurricane Irma.

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