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FEMA teams told to 'sightsee' as Sandy victims suffered
FOX ^ | 12/06/12 | Perry Chiaramonte

Posted on 12/06/2012 3:32:59 PM PST by Doogle

Hurry up and wait.

That’s what first responders were left to do after being deployed by FEMA to assist in the storm-ravaged areas in the initial days after superstorm Sandy, FoxNews.com has learned. A FEMA worker who spoke to FoxNews.com described a chaotic scene at New Jersey's Fort Dix, where emergency workers arrived as the storm bore down on the Atlantic Coast. The worker said officials at the staging area were unprepared and told the incoming responders there was nothing for them to do for nearly four days.

“They told us to hurry, hurry, hurry," the worker, who works at the agency's headquarters in Washington and volunteered to deploy for the storm recovery effort. "We rushed to Fort Dix, only to find out that our liaison didn’t even know we were coming.”

“The regional coordinator even said to us, ‘I don’t know why you were rushed here because we don’t need you,'” said the worker, who spoke out of frustration with the lack of planning and coordination following the devastating storm.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: government
Odungo's red tape, like his administration, dazed and confused, incompetent FEMA.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 3:33:07 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping


2 posted on 12/06/2012 3:33:52 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

Barack 0bama doesn’t care about white people!


3 posted on 12/06/2012 3:39:49 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Doogle
BUSH'S FAULT
4 posted on 12/06/2012 3:40:42 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Slings and Arrows

He doesn’t care about black, brown, yellow, red, or purple people either.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 3:42:37 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

bingo


6 posted on 12/06/2012 3:48:47 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle
there's NOTHING that can't be made worse with government help...
7 posted on 12/06/2012 3:50:04 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

true


8 posted on 12/06/2012 3:56:47 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Mister Da

Celebrate diversity.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 4:04:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Doogle
Casualties resulting from natural disasters are viewed as resume enhancement by the current occupant(s) of the White House and Congress.

If you want all this to go away, don't make more than $250K per year and don't get damaged by a natural disaster.

10 posted on 12/06/2012 4:06:00 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Doogle

FEMA was completely reformed after Katrina. Now FEMA needs to be completely reformed after Sandy. At some point you would think it would sink into the mush-filled skulls of the public that the FedMob can’t manage anything. It can’t.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 4:08:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Doogle

Sure would have been nice if this FEMA worker would have told this story before the election....


12 posted on 12/06/2012 4:08:29 PM PST by Engedi
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To: Doogle

But the idiots in those states rushed right out to vote for him. I don’t wanna hearing any griping from them.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 4:10:16 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Doogle
It's called Federal Emergency MANAGEMENT not Federal Emergency SOLUTIONS.

They are there to manage the emergency not solve any problems.

14 posted on 12/06/2012 4:11:40 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

They do seem to manage to make bad situations worse.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 4:19:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Tennessee Nana
No pre-positioning of water and generators. No planning for probable gasoline shortages. Large-scale wasting of time and effort.

But it's common knowledge that FEMA is much-better run under Obama than Bush.

Hence the goal of the MSM to never report on these problems.

16 posted on 12/06/2012 4:45:42 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Tennessee Nana

>> BUSH’S FAULT

No lessons learned. The arrogance of Leftism.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 4:46:52 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: TigersEye
At some point you would think it would sink into the mush-filled skulls of the public that the FedMob can’t manage anything.

The media is pretending all of the FEMA failures under Obama never happened. Hence, those who aren't finding the news for themselves buy the storyline that FEMA is doing great now.

18 posted on 12/06/2012 4:48:02 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

I can accept that as a reason for wide spread ignorance but I will no longer consider it an excuse.


19 posted on 12/06/2012 4:53:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Uncle Chip

Hey Chip. Isn’t FEMA funded by taxpayer money? Then they better damn well go in there and solve some problems the right way. I do suspect FEMA was not set up to help.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 5:17:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
I remember the first time I heard of FEMA. It was the Northridge earthquake and they became famous for writing checks -- big checks -- checks to people who had $50,000 damage but were getting checks for a quarter million dollars. That made them popular and famous and put them on the map.

Those days are gone.

FEMA is now a self-serving bureaucracy that commits little of its own resources but acts as the conduit for the resources of others.

21 posted on 12/06/2012 6:23:03 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

That’s what we call the hook; then you are done for.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 6:58:45 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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