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FEMA, W.H. send storm victims to Internet
Politico ^ | 10-30-12 | Steve Freiss

Posted on 10/30/2012 10:08:22 AM PDT by Brookhaven

When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on ready.gov for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out.

None of the major cable or local news channels put emergency phone numbers or key radio station frequencies on their screens. The only phone-related instructions on the homepage of ready.gov is how to get monthly disaster-prep text messages. The Federal Emergency Management Agency told the public via Twitter to use texts and social media outlets to stay informed.

A call to FEMA’s news desk, however, found even they didn’t have any non-Internet information readily available beyond suggestions that people call 911 in an emergency. When asked where folks should turn for information if they have no power, a FEMA worker said, “Well, those people who have a laptop with a little battery life on it can try that way. Otherwise, you’re right.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duplicate; fema; sandy

1 posted on 10/30/2012 10:08:22 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven

This article backs up my post to another thread on another matter yesterday in which I posted:

“Common to the Liberal is zeal. The zeal to see their own name in lights. Get the credit. They have a tendency to rush through the planning, the thought processes missing elements of consequence in their zeal to be known, and credited, the pat on the head if you will. The results are always the unintended consequences, the Wile E. Coyoteisms so prolific amongst that crowd.

They just don’t take the time to do the job right as a lot. Major projects by Liberals I’m reminded of the old ethnic jokes of how many such it takes to screw in a Light bulb.”


2 posted on 10/30/2012 10:17:07 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Brookhaven

Obama, send my daughter a free internet phone an hurry cuz a daid tree done fell on her internet wire from your hurricane Sandy y’all made soes you could save all them white people in New Yoke right befoe the lecshun. Slick move, bro, but you messed wit my baby girl internet. You owe her dat phone.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 10:18:35 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Brookhaven

Where’s the National Guard?


4 posted on 10/30/2012 10:30:19 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Brookhaven

Good one, Boreock! My friend in NJ told me the internet and cell service died right away. They have electricity but that won’t get you on the net.


5 posted on 10/30/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

YUP, but it is hard to type on the internet
by candle light only. One would need the
light shining from OBAMA’S halo to properly
do the spell check.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 10:48:07 AM PDT by YOMO
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To: Brookhaven

It’s just like the government to tell people to use the Internet when they know that most likely there will be No Power and No Telecommunications capability as the wires are lieing in the streets.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 10:51:11 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: rockinqsranch

The Wizard’s First Rule


8 posted on 10/30/2012 11:08:07 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Brookhaven

Dumb.

No power, no cable, no phone, no help.


9 posted on 10/30/2012 11:44:15 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Brookhaven

This is a great example of looking to Washington DC to take care of you rather than having a culture of local self sufficiency. DC does not know the details of what is happening locally. Town hall or the Mayor does. Neighbors often know, too.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Chuckster

HeHe,, I got that one, wonder how many will....


11 posted on 10/30/2012 12:21:30 PM PDT by Airwinger ( A Militia Of One)
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To: Brookhaven
where to turn if the electricity goes out.

We had a power outage in our small town due to multiple transformer failures this morning. It's amazing how many "new" people were outside after that happened.

12 posted on 10/30/2012 1:09:39 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: Brookhaven
FEMA
13 posted on 10/30/2012 5:40:15 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: YOMO

LOL


14 posted on 10/31/2012 2:27:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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