Skip to comments.FEMA orders two million meals for New Yorker starving after Sandy
Posted on 11/03/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT by ruralvoter
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has placed a rush order of two million meals to be delivered to Floyd Bennett New York Harbor Parks, and Lakehurst New Jersey.
The solicitation was placed at 2:30 pm EST on 2 November 2012, with a response time of no later than 8 pm on the same day.
The solicitation was amended less than four hours later for providers to provide a quote of four million meals, preferably of the self-heating
The request is for self-heating Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) with a 13-month shelf life preferred, and delivered wrapped and palletized by 4:30 PM local time on Monday, 5 November 2012.
One half will be shipped to Floyd Bennett New York Harbor Parks and that will be due on 6 Nov 2012, the other one million will ship to Lakehurst New Jersey and be due the following day.
If there are any NY or NJ freepers, please add comments about the location of this MRE disbursement.
Vote and get an MRE. Damn FEMA had noting planned, staged or ready to roll yet Obama was praising them to the hilt.
Will there be an implicit message to vote for Obama if you want to eat?
He’s already got NY and NJ locked up....so likely won’t matter...would be interesting to see if anyone says that, however...
Duz ya wantz duh Chikin, o’ duh fish?
I expect the mobile military polling stations will be part of the food distribution convoys.
Actually, for Staten Island, they may not be. Staten Island voted for McCain in 2008.
“MONDAY, AUGUST 29
Overnight and Morning
More than 4,000 National Guardsmen are mobilizing in Memphis to help police New Orleans streets.
The citys director of homeland security said tonight that officials hope Katrina gets through the region Monday with several hours of daylight left so they can get up in the air and assess the damage.
We are going to have very limited communication, Terry Ebbert said. The first order of business will be life-saving operations. That may mean relocating thousands of people in the Superdome once power goes out and temperatures start to rise above 100 degrees, he said
At 3:00 AM the National Hurricane Center reported Katrian three hours from landfall with winds of 150 MPH.
Aircraft in position to help assess the damage and carry out rescues:
Aircraft are positioned from Hammond to the Texas border ready to fly behind the storm to check damage after it passes over New Orleans, said Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Landreneau, head of the Louisiana National Guard.
Search and rescue operations are being coordinated by the Guard with the state Wildlife and Fisheries Department and Coast Guard poised to help search for survivors stranded by the storm. Guardsmen are also deployed at the Jackson Barracks ready to head into the city using high-water vehicles, Landreneau said.
Director Ebbert said rescue priorities would be given to those stranded in their homes and those hospitalized. If the storm passes by 2 p.m., Ebbert said, we have a few hours to get these people out before dark. It may involve some airlifts.
Hurricane Katrina strikes New Orleans at 8:00 AM with winds at 150 MPH and a storm surge of 18 feet.
As the Category 4 surged ashore just east of New Orleans on Monday, FEMA had medical teams, rescue squads and groups prepared to supply food and water poised in a semicircle around the city...”
But the levees didn’t hold. It was Bush’s fault, although IIRC Hillary Clinton flew in, huddled up with Kathleen Blanco on a teleconference with the DNC, and stood federal troop aid AND LOGISTICS expertise down. W agreed to pick up the tab for everything, and everything is now history. Remember? Hillary was in on that, too.
“Hours after the hurricane hit Aug. 29, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a plan to send 500 commercial buses into New Orleans to rescue thousands of people left stranded on highways, overpasses and in shelters, hospitals and homes.
On the day of the storm, or perhaps the day after, FEMA turned down the states suggestion to use school buses because they are not air conditioned, Blanco said Friday in an interview.” [Baton Rouge Advocate, 9/18/05]
I see that FEMA got right on this, only about 72 hrs late and a week after some sort of disaster was predicted.
This is what we have feral gubmint involvement for.
FEMA just ordering food now?? FEMA , no food, no water, no gas.... Only photo ops!
No Big Gulp for you!
The one that got me that I won’t ever forget is the person responsible for the marathon saying that those were his generators, they paid for them and they will be used for the marathon.
It only became an emergency when it became a public relations emergency for them, then they jerk the chains of their suppliers to look like they’re on top of it. Typical bureaucrats.
FEMA just a little behind the curve here.
I had the lasagna.
“You’re doing a heckuva job, Fugate.”
So where did all this go then? Where is it?
“FEMA Requests Information on the Availability of 140 Million Packets of Food, Blankets, and Body Bags
Jan 24, 2011
UPDATE: The Department of Homeland Security is also looking for a vendor that can supply various fuels in support of disaster relief.
DHS specifically cites the states that it will be needed in. North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. Thats right, the Gulf of Mexico.
FEMA is also looking for Hydration Supplies for a disaster in the New Madrid Fault System just as they are looking for food, blankets, and underwater body bags.”
Now, we’ll have another Mountain House shortage?
Now, three/four/five days after the storm -- a storm that everyone knew would leave up to ten million people without electricity -- FEMA calls for two millions MREs.
That's the difference between private enterprise and government "service."
That seems like quite a bit of food for just that one person to eat.
We called MREs “Meals Rejected by Ethiopia” when I was in. I wonder if they’ve improved any. That “Chicken a la King” was a mo....
I'd be in Central Park with my slingshot checking out the critters.
No difference in voting patterns.
As a "rush order", no less. Costs more.
This is one of the biggest reasons I moved away from the city and never looked back. A major upset and suddenly you’re just one in a million without the basics that everyone is fighting for, and if you did plan ahead you better not let your neighbors know.
Being completely dependent on “the system” for water, food, heat, transportation, safety, and then possibly losing all of it at once kept me up at night.
Sure as heck isn’t the way I wanted to live.
What does FEMA do, anyway? Wouldn't you think with a population of 320 million people they would have 1.6 million MREs on hand at all times? That's only 1/2 of 1% of the population.
And, just who is FEMA ordering the MREs from? I venture that it is private enterprise who can prepare and deliver this emergency order. But, of course, FEMA will get the credit.
FEMA is unprepared ... private enterprise bails them out ... FEMA is hailed as a hero on election day.
The world is upside down.
That seems like quite a bit of food for just that one person to eat.
It's a misprint.
It should have said, "New Jerseyan." All that walkin' around in front of the cameras made Christie hungry. You don't wanna see Christie hungry.
It’s been three days. They are hungry. But they are far from starving.
MREs, or as we used to call them, “Meals Ready to Excrete”.
***** “We called MREs Meals Rejected by Ethiopia” ******
On the bright side, once they start eating the MREs they will need a lot less toilet paper
I hope for the sake of the starving New Yorkers that each MRE comes with a certificate of union approval. Unless each vendor can prove that no non-union hands have touched these MREs, they will never be distributed.
Sandys lesson is right before your eyes just as it was with Katrina; You either prepare and stand on your own or you can depend on a bunch of self-serving politicos, third class bureaucratic and chance to provide your basic needs.
Me I dont want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly dont want to have to kiss some gubberment third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I dont want some jack booted thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I dont want to be shut up in with a bunch of zombies and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.
Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo. Maybe while you stand there you will get a chance to a prop in some politicos photo op and even get your picture on the national news.
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As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
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Just saw two FEMA people go into the town hall five minutes after the mayor - they wear windbreakers with FEMA on the back like FBI jackets.
Small town. Volunteer rescue squad and fire. Squad told to account for every little expenditure to get FEMA reimbursement - you drive yourself a mile to the squad building - write it down.
Some people in town may still be without power and we all almost lost our water, but didn’t. There are a lot of trees down but we have suffered very little - no houses damaged, you can easily get to a store that has power or visit a neighbor who does - we got off easy, easy, easy in comparison to people at the shore, on Long Island and Staten Island.
So why is FEMA wasting any time with us right now? We can absorb our own costs, the tree men got the trees of the wires today.
A few years back FEMA paid for the wet carpet in my uncle’s basement in NC. He said it was to make their congressman look good.
Thank you for the links.
This disaster will probably teach a lot of lessons too
So there you go. And NYC thought FEMA is useless. 72 hours later the clip board carrying Army results in the conclusion people need to eat. FEMA = $50M command centers and $150,000 ‘jobs’. Resources and supplies for the hardhit? Not coming. But not to worry at FEMA the MSM will carry their water.
Will the MRE explode if the wash it down with a 32 oz Slurpee?
Is that like 1 MRE each?
This is nothing but an expensive photo-op
A marathon brings in much revenue to the host city. Yes, the city does provide the police to block streets, but, it is my understanding that it is the cost that comes from the fees charged to run the marathon. It is not as if there are no other generators available in this world. Those generators should have been on NewYork and NewJersey's list of procurement the day after hurricane Sandy hit. Elected liberals screwed up the holding of the marathon after they waited days so the incoming tourist would come get taxed for what they bought, and then their rug got ripped from under them.
The city made money off the marathon, and then canceled it. One really had nothing to do with the other, except for maybe the numbers of police required to block off streets. Blomie got his cut and the peoples affected by hurricane Sandy got his shaft. It is how liberals do business.
How many generators could have been leased by the amount of money Obama spent in his fly-over. Probably enough to light up all of Staten Island and then some. Instead he abused the tax payers by seeking a photo-op for his own campaign.
Low sodium and no Big Gulps!
This is not surprising. Obama did demand revenge yesterday against Mitt. I do not remember if this was before or after Axelrod said Obama was speaking from his loins.
Are they really that bad, or did you just have one too many? A college buddy had a bunch of MRE's he bought from the PX that he shared with us (his roommates in an off-campus building). I have to say that they're remarkably edible for what they are.
Only those that have the MARK will eat.
FEMA probably had the time to stockpile a couple million rounds of bullets, but no water?
So these agencies that are supposed to help Americans in times of disaster are instead prepared to shoot them if they get too impatient, too thirty, too hungry?
As bad as some of them were, I preferred the old “C” rations. MREs were a step backwards, IMHO.
Chuckie Schumer was running around wearing a FEMA jacket yesterday.
Liberals can't do anything for themselves. Another example of why government is so large and intrusive.
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