This, after an internal report alleged Long used government vehicles and resources for personal use. The investigation includes, but may not be limited to, travel using government resources, and that would include the administrator's travel in government vehicles on the taxpayer's dime, the source told CNN.
Jeff Byard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's associate administrator for response and recovery, said the important issue was that the hurricane would be a "Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast" and people had to heed evacuation orders.
Long is driven seven days a week and 24 hours a day - so any of his movements are in government vehicles.
"I would never intentionally run a program incorrectly", he continued.
FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a press conference on the federal response to Hurricane Irma at FEMA headquarters in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2017.
Long said the inspector general was looking into vehicle usage, but he didn't confirm that the review concerned his use of an official vehicle.
When FEMA administrator Brock Long started his job previous year, he began to take routine trips home to North Carolina, using a government driver and vehicle to make the six-hour trek from Washington, D.C. An aide, who would stay in hotel room at taxpayer expense, would also accompany Long on these trips.
Long, speaking at a Thursday morning briefing about Hurricane Florence's impending arrival in the Carolinas, had another system on his mind: 1999's Hurricane Floyd. Bottom line is if we made mistakes on the way a program was run then we'll work with the OIG to get those corrected.
Nielsen confronted Long about her frustrations last month, according to Politico.
At the beginning of his tenure at FEMA past year, Long started using a staff driver to get him back home to Hickory, North Carolina, according to Politico.
Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland
With Florence expected to be farther north at landfall, we will have no impacts from this storm locally other than large waves. Many areas in the low-lying city flood with routine rain storms, causing street closures and detours.
Hurricane Florence storm downgraded but still "very dangerous"
Already hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area, while others are warned to take cover and prepare for the worst. It was expected to begin pushing its way westward across SC later in the day, in a watery siege that could go on all weekend.
Pope calls meeting of key bishops on sexual abuse: Vatican
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) commented Thursday on the sexual abuse and cover-up scandal that is rocking the Catholic church . The meeting is set at the Vatican from February 21 to 24, 2019, according to a communiqué of the Pope's Council of Cardinals .