Skip to comments.FEMA, W.H. send storm victims to Internet
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 FEMAs news desk, however, found even they didnt 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, youre right.
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 dont take the time to do the job right as a lot. Major projects by Liberals Im reminded of the old ethnic jokes of how many such it takes to screw in a Light bulb.”
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.
Where’s the National Guard?
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.
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.
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.
The Wizard’s First Rule
No power, no cable, no phone, no help.
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.
HeHe,, I got that one, wonder how many will....
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.