(2-17-23) It seems that the Biden Administration is turning its back on the recent train derailment that included explosions of toxic chemicals in early February.

Release from Gov. DeWine’s office

“The DeWine Administration has been in daily contact with FEMA to discuss the need for federal support,” the release stated. “However FEMA continues to tell Governor DeWine that Ohio is not eligible for assistance at this time. Governor DeWine will continue working with FEMA to determine what assistance can be provided.”

Dan Tierney, a spokesperson for DeWine, told Fox News Digital, that FEMA didn’t believe the incident qualified as a traditional disaster.

A spokesperson said – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the agency that usually provides relief to communities hit by hurricanes and other natural disasters, isn’t best equipped to support the state’s current needs.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, is much like US VP Kamala Harris not visiting the border, as he has not made an appearance in East Palestine to look over the situation. A recent statement he made on the incident seems to downplay the situation.

Local residents are not happy about how the federal government is handling the situation. This includes drinking water and the lost of equity in their homes and the recent health issues that have developed.