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Blanco Only Asked Fed Money For 6 Shelters B4 Katrina. LA Now has over 75 Open 7 Days Later
Governor Blanco's Website - Press Release ^ | 8-27-05 | Gov. Blanco

Posted on 09/04/2005 9:01:34 PM PDT by joinedafterattack

Estimated Requirements for assistance under the Stafford Act From The Federal Gov. - Coordination: $0, Technical and advisory assistance: $0, Debris removal: $0, Emergency protective measures: $ 9,000,000, Individuals and Households Program (IHP): $0, Distribution of emergency supplies: $0, Other (specify): $0


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blanco; cary; katrina
Estimated Requirements for assistance under the Stafford Act From The Federal Gov. - Coordination: $0, Technical and advisory assistance: $0, Debris removal: $0, Emergency protective measures: $ 9,000,000, Individuals and Households Program (IHP): $0, Distribution of emergency supplies: $0, Other (specify): $0

Date: 8/27/2005
Press Release

Contact:Denise Bottcher or Roderick Hawkins at 225-342-9037

Governor Blanco asks President to Declare an Emergency for the State of Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina

BATON ROUGE—Today Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco forwarded a letter to President Bush requesting that he declare an emergency for the State of Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina. The full text of the letter follows:

August 27, 2005

The President
The White House
Washington, D. C.

Through:
Regional Director
FEMA Region VI
800 North Loop 288
Denton, Texas 76209

Dear Mr. President:

Under the provisions of Section 501 (a) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5206 (Stafford Act), and implemented by 44 CFR § 206.35, I request that you declare an emergency for the State of Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina for the time period beginning August 26, 2005, and continuing. The affected areas are all the southeastern parishes including the New Orleans Metropolitan area and the mid state Interstate I-49 corridor and northern parishes along the I-20 corridor that are accepting the thousands of citizens evacuating from the areas expecting to be flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

In response to the situation I have taken appropriate action under State law and directed the execution of the State Emergency Plan on August 26, 2005 in accordance with Section 501 (a) of the Stafford Act. A State of Emergency has been issued for the State in order to support the evacuations of the coastal areas in accordance with our State Evacuation Plan and the remainder of the state to support the State Special Needs and Sheltering Plan.

Pursuant to 44 CFR § 206.35, I have determined that this incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the State and affected local governments, and that supplementary Federal assistance is necessary to save lives, protect property, public health, and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a disaster. I am specifically requesting emergency protective measures, direct Federal Assistance, Individual and Household Program (IHP) assistance, Special Needs Program assistance, and debris removal.

Preliminary estimates of the types and amount of emergency assistance needed under the Stafford Act, and emergency assistance from certain Federal agencies under other statutory authorities are tabulated in Enclosure A.

The following information is furnished on the nature and amount of State and local resources that have been or will be used to alleviate the conditions of this emergency:
• Department of Social Services (DSS): Opening (3) Special Need Shelters (SNS) and establishing (3) on Standby.
• Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH): Opening (3) Shelters and establishing (3) on Standby.
• Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP): Providing generators and support staff for SNS and Public Shelters.
• Louisiana State Police (LSP): Providing support for the phased evacuation of the coastal areas.
• Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (WLF): Supporting the evacuation of the affected population and preparing for Search and Rescue Missions.

Mr. President
Page Two
August 27, 2005

• Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD): Coordinating traffic flow and management of the evacuations routes with local officials and the State of Mississippi.

The following information is furnished on efforts and resources of other Federal agencies, which have been or will be used in responding to this incident:
• FEMA ERT-A Team en-route.

I certify that for this emergency, the State and local governments will assume all applicable non-Federal share of costs required by the Stafford Act.

I request Direct Federal assistance for work and services to save lives and protect property.

(a) List any reasons State and local government cannot perform or contract for performance, (if applicable).

(b) Specify the type of assistance requested.

In accordance with 44 CFR § 206.208, the State of Louisiana agrees that it will, with respect to Direct Federal assistance:

1. Provide without cost to the United States all lands, easement, and rights-of-ways necessary to accomplish the approved work.

2. Hold and save the United States free from damages due to the requested work, and shall indemnify the Federal Government against any claims arising from such work;

3. Provide reimbursement to FEMA for the non-Federal share of the cost of such work in accordance with the provisions of the FEMA-State Agreement; and

4. Assist the performing Federal agency in all support and local jurisdictional matters.

In addition, I anticipate the need for debris removal, which poses an immediate threat to lives, public health, and safety.

Pursuant to Sections 502 and 407 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5192 & 5173, the State agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the United States of America for any claims arising from the removal of debris or wreckage for this disaster. The State agrees that debris removal from public and private property will not occur until the landowner signs an unconditional authorization for the removal of debris.

I have designated Mr. Art Jones as the State Coordinating Officer for this request. He will work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in damage assessments and may provide further information or justification on my behalf.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Governor
Enclosure

ENCLOSURE A TO EMERGENCY REQUEST

Estimated requirements for other Federal agency programs:
• Department of Social Services (DSS): Opening (3) Special Need Shelters (SNS) and establishing (3) on Standby. Costs estimated at $500,000 per week for each in operation.
• Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH): Opening (3) Shelters and establishing (3) on Standby. Costs estimated at $500,000 per week for each in operation.
• Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP): Providing generators and support staff for SNS and Public Shelters. Costs estimated to range from $250,000-$500,000 to support (6) Shelter generator operations.
• Louisiana State Police (LSP): Costs to support evacuations - $300,000 for a non-direct landfall.
• Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (WLF): Costs to support evacuations - $200,000 for a non-direct landfall.
• Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD): Costs to support evacuations - $2,000,000 for a non-direct landfall.

Totals: $ 9,000,000

Estimated Requirements for assistance under the Stafford Act:

Coordination: $0
Technical and advisory assistance: $0
Debris removal: $0
Emergency protective measures: $ 9,000,000
Individuals and Households Program (IHP): $0
Distribution of emergency supplies: $0
Other (specify): $0

Totals: $ 9,000,000
Grand Total: $ 9,000,000
 

1 posted on 09/04/2005 9:01:34 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: joinedafterattack

DIMS: "Stop trying to confuse the issue by spouting your truths. Were trying to get rid of BUSH!"


2 posted on 09/04/2005 9:04:19 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: joinedafterattack

"Coordination $0"

Ain't that the truth.


3 posted on 09/04/2005 9:04:35 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: frogjerk

wow ... It's almost reached the point of being totally disconnected from their own people.


4 posted on 09/04/2005 9:05:17 PM PDT by mcg2000
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To: joinedafterattack

But she was there for them - she felt for them and cried with them. Please excuse me while I projectile vomit.


5 posted on 09/04/2005 9:09:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969)
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To: mcg2000
"wow ... It's almost reached the point of being totally disconnected from their own people."

Just hung their murderous behinds!

6 posted on 09/04/2005 9:09:43 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: mcg2000
Here comes Katrina...Build up the Levees...NAH...let 'em roll!

Louisiana and New Orleans craps out!

7 posted on 09/04/2005 9:10:03 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: joinedafterattack
Michael Savage can be pretty controversial. But he got one thing right and this is a perfect example: Liberalism is a mental disease.

How else can this be accounted for?

8 posted on 09/04/2005 9:10:34 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mcg2000

I got zero sympathy for those residents who didn't leave and are now complaining. They got what they voted for. That's what representative government is about. The people of New Orleans themselves were greedy, corrupt, and short-sighted, they elected officials who embodied those qualities, and now that the inevitable happened, anyone who really believes in personal responsibility has to say that the consequences are theirs alone to bear.


9 posted on 09/04/2005 9:10:55 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Gentlemen may cry, "Peace! Peace!" -- but there is no peace. - Patrick Henry)
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To: joinedafterattack

The Feds are spending something like $500,000,000 per day. I think she kind of underestimated, didn't she?


10 posted on 09/04/2005 9:11:22 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: joinedafterattack
Babineaux

why do we need to know her maiden name?

11 posted on 09/04/2005 9:12:44 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (I support the firemen, but not their cause.)
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To: joinedafterattack

This needs to be printed on the front page of every News Paper in this country (with a picture of the buses, of course) .


12 posted on 09/04/2005 9:13:39 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: joinedafterattack

Coordination: $0
Technical and advisory assistance: $0
Debris removal: $0
Emergency protective measures: $ 9,000,000
Individuals and Households Program (IHP): $0
Distribution of emergency supplies: $0
Other (specify): $0

Trying to pin this on George Bush: Priceless


13 posted on 09/04/2005 9:13:54 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: joinedafterattack
Blanco Only Asked Fed Money For 6 Shelters B4 Katrina

Oh yeah. She screwed up big time. I wonder if she'll resign, or try to blame someone else like the mayor. I'll bet she'll try to dodge the bullet. I hope she doesn't get away with it.

14 posted on 09/04/2005 9:14:06 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: joinedafterattack
BlameCo: but..but...but..we didn't know it was gonna be THIS bad!!!!!

The other thing they'll say is that the Feds should have stepped in on their own..who needs to follow rules when people are dying!!!

They will try everything to deflect blame..even though every attempt will show just how incompetent they are/were.
15 posted on 09/04/2005 9:14:07 PM PDT by tonyinv (New Orleans: Chaos in a bowl..just stir at 100mph, add water and Democrat officials)
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To: singfreedom
The Feds are spending something like $500,000,000 per day. I think she kind of underestimated, didn't she?

And they wouldn't have to spend so much had she done the proper work before the storm.

16 posted on 09/04/2005 9:14:40 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: joinedafterattack
BUMPed and book marked.
17 posted on 09/04/2005 9:14:48 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Warthogtjm

another keyboard please I don't believe your gonna be able to clean that one up


18 posted on 09/04/2005 9:15:06 PM PDT by kublia khan (absolute war brings total victory)
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To: joinedafterattack

It's absolute hell when you make an ass of yourself on the public record. This is too rich by half.


19 posted on 09/04/2005 9:23:53 PM PDT by Adrastus (If you don't like my attitude, talk to some one else.)
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To: joinedafterattack
The Communist Party, USA, is siding with the democrat Socialists again. They're becoming more and more alike each day. The democrat party should just change it's name and get it over with.
20 posted on 09/04/2005 9:23:57 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: satchmodog9; Cedar
Cedar

You need to check this thread. Your concern that the letter of Louisiana governor Blanco asking the President for help is good for Blanco is not in its place. Our fellow freepers here have analyzed the letter and it shows how much Blanco underestimated what they need from the Fedreal government in particular on the issue of coordination. Blanco and Nagin wanted to be in charge of the operation and they failed miserably. When the Feds stepped in late on last Wednesday and took control of the operations, everything worked much better since then. It is a failure of leadership among the local and state officials in Louisiana or in the case of Blanco and Nagin, the absolute lack of it.

21 posted on 09/04/2005 9:26:11 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: joinedafterattack

• Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP): Providing generators and support staff for SNS and Public Shelters. Costs estimated to range from $250,000-$500,000 to support (6) Shelter generator operations.

The state of LA has agreed to pay up to $500,000 for generators and support staff to DHS to cover the cost of hurricane relief.

I'm getting all choked up. Somebody grab me a Kleenex. /sarc.


22 posted on 09/04/2005 9:29:43 PM PDT by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch. NOT to be schiavoed, greered, or felosed as a patient)
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To: amom

bump, for you to read


23 posted on 09/04/2005 9:32:33 PM PDT by Yellow Rose of Texas (Freeper amom will be reporting live from BRLA)
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To: thoughtomator
They got what they voted for.

In NOLA the large majority would vote for a ham sandwich if it had a (D) after it. The RAT promises came to naught this time.

24 posted on 09/04/2005 9:35:26 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Adrastus

Hey, who knew the KunDun (Dalai Lama) had an imitator in the US (KunDum)?


25 posted on 09/04/2005 9:40:39 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: sweetliberty; Borax Queen

More on the Queen of Incompentence.


26 posted on 09/04/2005 9:43:59 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: jveritas

Thanks for the link to this thread. I'm trying to understand the situation, so all of the FReeper research really helps!


27 posted on 09/04/2005 9:44:43 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Cedar
She estimated costs at 9 million bucks and that would overwhelm the state? This is unbelievable.
28 posted on 09/04/2005 9:46:28 PM PDT by Texasforever
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To: joinedafterattack

IMHO, her impeachment will be the order of business in the next few sessions of the State Legislature.


29 posted on 09/04/2005 9:51:48 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Texasforever
"City of New Orleans Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan."

News Max has an article that quotes the NO plan prepared for the emergency. None of the plan was carried out by the state government that wrote it. It even says they're to use the school buses to make sure everyone gets out, but they didn't bother.

30 posted on 09/04/2005 9:54:45 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Texasforever

Can't imagine who advised her...surely she had advisors. They were really wrong sadly.


31 posted on 09/04/2005 9:56:26 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Cedar

I can't imagine why she is not under federal detention.


32 posted on 09/04/2005 9:57:54 PM PDT by Texasforever
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To: JerseyHighlander
IMHO, her impeachment will be the order of business in the next few sessions of the State Legislature.

In any other state, maybe so. The Times Picayunne which seems to be the "state newspaper" for the Legislature came out raging against Pres Bush today.

33 posted on 09/04/2005 10:09:26 PM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

why do we need to know her maiden name?

Horrors! Are you suggesting that a Demo lib be proud of being a married woman?? Wash out yo mouth, boy!


34 posted on 09/04/2005 10:54:42 PM PDT by hardworking
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To: daybreakcoming

IMHO, her impeachment will be the order of business in the next few sessions of the State Legislature.

No way. Watch for her to be given some award(s) for bravery and courage under stress/fire. Barf. She's going to make a fortune giving speaches and writing a book after this is all over. Watch for Hitlery to be introducing her to fund raising groups.


35 posted on 09/04/2005 10:56:20 PM PDT by hardworking
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To: thoughtomator
They talk now of how congress never allocated the $10 billion to fix the levies. And to be honest...thats not a drop in the bucket. But they could have divided this project into a 12-year project...and gotten $500 million a year...and gotten the state to cough up the remaining amount. The nation will have to cough up $10 billion now...along with another $40 billion to fix New Orleans...and personally, I kinda question handing a city under-sea-level...all that money. It was stupid to build it there and to wait for an emergency to fix it.
36 posted on 09/04/2005 11:02:37 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: joinedafterattack

I had to dig deep to go back and find this article and if I paste it right (not good at this) then go to the bottom or keep going on down near the bottom to read where Blanco fought the whitehouse Friday night about federal assistancehttp://msnbc.msn.com/id/9189916


37 posted on 09/04/2005 11:06:46 PM PDT by onyx eyes (.... we make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.)
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To: satchmodog9

Coordination: $0
Technical and advisory assistance: $0
Debris removal: $0
Emergency protective measures: $ 9,000,000
Individuals and Households Program (IHP): $0
Distribution of emergency supplies: $0
Other (specify): $0

Trying to pin this on George Bush: Priceless""


PERFECT!!!


38 posted on 09/04/2005 11:07:35 PM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Babineaux




Burch, Marcus, Pool, Krupp, Daniel & Babineaux, a division of Arthur J. Gallagher of Louisiana, Inc., has been providing insurance coverage since 1984 and in 2004 merged with Gallagher, the third largest broker of U.S. business.

offers risk management, property, casualty and employee benefit insurance services for their commercial and personal lines clients in the Southeast. They also specialize in the energy, construction and transportation industries.


Lawson Babineaux, CIC • In the insurance business since 1975, Lawson specializes in worker’s compensation insurance plans – particularly in the oil & gas industry and related commercial lines of insurance required by service contractors.


http://www4.ajg.com/bmp-ins/about_us.html


39 posted on 09/04/2005 11:22:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Warthogtjm

Hey...don't forget on Wednesday she announced she was declaring it to be a day of prayer in Louisiana.


40 posted on 09/05/2005 7:47:29 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: joinedafterattack

Interesting to note there are two different letters-

8/27/05 letter requests $9,000,000.00 here: http://www.gov.state.la.us/Press_Release_detail.asp?id=976

8/28/05 letter requests $130,000,000.00 here: http://gov.louisiana.gov/Disaster%20Relief%20Request.pdf

I'm just sayin'.


41 posted on 09/09/2005 9:23:51 AM PDT by Boatlawyer
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