At the beginning of his tenure at FEMA previous year, Long started using a staff driver to get him back home to Hickory, North Carolina, according to Politico.
The inspector general is looking into whether taxpayers inappropriately footed the bill for Long's trips, according to the report, citing three unnamed sources.
"I'm very aware of a recent article in regards to an ongoing investigation by the OIG in regards to FEMA vehicle usage", Long said.
"If I remember, high tide is going to occur between 11 and 12 p.m. today, so it's only going to get worse as the system continues to file back", said Long. "You know doing something unethical is not part of my DNA, and it's not part of my track record and my whole entire career, so, we'll work with the OIG to get anything corrected", Long said.
Politico said FEMA directed questions about the probe to the IG's office, which did not respond to the news organization's request for comment. "The Secretary is confident in the leadership at FEMA and their proven disaster management ability", DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton said in a statement to The Hill on Friday.
Long is now one of several top Trump administration officials who have faced intense scrutiny of their travel habits.
Long, who took over past year shortly before Hurricane Harvey struck, said he didn't want the investigation to detract from preparations for a major storm was heading for the U.S.
At the same briefing, he also referred to Florence multiple times as "Hurricane Floyd" - a storm that devastated parts of the East Coast in 1999, causing 87 deaths. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt were all felled in part due to their own lavish travel scandals.
Reportedly, the girl had broken off with the accused some three months back and he has been harassing her ever since. A viral video of a boy violently beating up a girl in Delhi's Tilak Nagar went viral on social media recently.
Carphone Warehouse has a handy tool on its site which allows you to check if you're eligible for an upgrade to the iPhone XS Max . The so-called replacement for the iPhone X , the iPhone XR is fitted with an LCD panel and a single camera setup in the rear.
The company is all set to unveil the new devices at the launch event, which is scheduled to happen on October 9. Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL are speculated to continue with a two-tone metal and glass design.
An estimated 3mn people live in Idlib - the last major stronghold of active opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. The UN has warned that such an offensive would lead to the "worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century".
President Trump has declared an emergency in the three states and says the government is " as ready as anybody has ever been ". Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in coastal area of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
So I'm just super, super thankful and really humble to be able to share the court with her with a championship on the line. Once, twice, three times a champion! Seattle is in the WNBA Finals for the third time in franchise history.
EST, the storm was centered 280 miles east southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina , and was moving northwest at 17 mph. The latest projections of Florence, now a Category 4 storm, show it shifting south putting Georgia in its possible path.
Boat teams rescued residents Sadie Marie Holt, 67, who first tried to row out of her neighborhood during Florence's assault. The Wilmington airport had a wind gust clocked at 105 miles per hour (169 kph), the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958.
In order to remain open during unsafe conditions, Waffle House plans carefully - and in advance - for each storm. But did you know they're also ranked by something called the Waffle House Index? "Plan ahead and be safe".
Russian Federation has said the United States had acted without evidence on the basis of groundless accusations. Treasury Department sanctioned a Chinese tech firm, its Russian sister company and the CEO on Thursday.
Dolphins swimming in flood water caused by Hurricane Florence
Mackie rode in a boat through a flooded neighborhood, navigating through trees and past a fence post to get to the Knox house. Morehead City, North Carolina, had received 23 inches (58 centimeters) of rain by Friday night with more torrents on the way.