Fresno hospital’s request for $1.23 million in flood relief funding for “X-Ray Rooms” remains unexplained
After this year’s historic storms and devastating floods, the federal government has been swamped with requests from agencies across the San Joaquin Valley seeking reimbursement for repair costs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided SJV Water a data sheet that enumerates more than 460 such requests from six counties, including Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kern and Tulare. Agencies in Fresno County have made requests for about $40 million, combined. Most requests are self-explanatory, such as $1.45 million for debris removal made on behalf of the Fresno County Parks Department. … But one request stood out – $1.23 million for “X-Ray Rooms” made on behalf of “Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center,” according to the FEMA data sheet.