Skip to comments.FEMA Out of Water, No Delivery Until Monday
Posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:16 AM PDT by blueyon
FEMA's vaunted "lean forward" strategy that called for advanced staging of supplies for emergency distribution failed to live up to its billing in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
In fact, the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.
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If I remember correctly, Walmart was not welcome in Manhattan, or really anywhere in New York City. So, thanks to the snobbish city councils, the much praised logistics skills of Walmart will not be available there.
Let's see ..... Sandy wreaked havoc almost a week ago .... no further comment.
Heck of a job, there, Brownie, oh, I mean, Mr. President.
I’m surprised no one has mentioned Zippy had emptied FEMA’s funds 4 times in the last 4 years. It’s one of his liquor store cash registers.
We should contract with Wall Mart and Lowes to prepare for the next ( inevitable) disaster.
“If Dubya was still in the White House...”
If I remember correctly, Bush had all the aid trucks etc lined up and ready to enter N/O prior to Katrina arriving.
“I told him to call the Whitehoue and he’d have an answer in 15 minutes. Screw the red tape.”
I’m not sure he enjoyed your good humor — but I certainly did. Chuckles.
Fire the head of FEMA!!!
This A-B beer plant is canning water for Sandy victims.
Today’s college football, tomorrow’s NFL, all day Monday is the feel-good fundraiser for Sandy victims who don’t vote Republican (Staten Island), and Tues. will be devoted to faux exit polls. Yep, the MSM can easily cover up the incompetent gov’t response, along with Benghazi ‘til after Election Day.
I don’t remember the union thugs in New Orleans running off the non-union utility workers from out of state either.
Don’t worry, though, this is the same government who will be running Obamacare.
Hey, I’m sure the president’s photo op will more than make up for not having any water.
Gee, with the brilliant and sympathetic Barack Hussein in charge, you wouldn’t think this sort of thing could happen!
I recall that after the Haiti earthquake, the Navy stationed an aircraft carrier offshore. In addition to health and food service, the carrier supplied thousands of gallons of fresh water from its desalinization plant onboard (I think they did the same thing after the tsunami in Indonesia).
Of course, that was before Obama decided we didn't need a Navy any more...
Fema unprepared to deliver bottled WATER? What the...
Water is the #1 most important thing to deliver to people in a crisis.
Didn’t any of these fools learn anything in their years at their beloved universities? Common sense trumps education every time.
Parts of ( red state) W. VA are still cut off by 2 1/2 feet of snow dropped by Sandy. Hey, MSM, the storm was 800 mi. wide, and affected something other than the beloved roller coaster of your sepia tinted childhood memories of the Jersey Shore. Send your foreign correspondents who are back for storm coverage to flyover country.
Yes, it is, but no one will know: the "media" won't report it 'cuz it will make Zero look bad. Now if Bush was still Prez, they'd be all over it!
It’s the ‘stand down’ anti-American’s fault!
On a yacht somewhere drinking.
Other media not doing a very good job of covering this.
Have no fear, thirsty citizens, vendors are being evaluated. No doubt the whole process will be completed with a week or two and then distribution can begin.
This administration and its agencies are so filled with incompetent, corrupt, moronic bureaucrats and community organizers. I can't begin to imagine how long it will take a Romney administration to turn this one around. In the meantime, a lot of people are suffering, and I fear it's going to become much worse.
I can’t wait until mankind invents the de-salinization machine.
As an ex-FedExer, let me say that Walmart's logistics are fantatsic. We'd get electronic stuff flown into O'Hare from Asia,within 3 hours we had truckloads of it to the Walmart Regional distribution "warehouse" where they would load DIRECTLY into Walmart trailers for delivery, the skids wouldn't even touch the floor. Those teucks would be on their way to the stores in 90 minutes.
No. Let the doomberg bring water, personally, to Staten Island and other disaster areas! He can well afford truckloads to those areas!
You’ll need a new screen name after Tuesday!
I’ll bet that there are a hundred tanker trucks in my area,and theres a factory near here that manufactures plastic bottles.
Without electricity, without homes? I'll bet you are comfy and cozy.
They should just give everyone $500 to go buy their own food and water and place to live for a few days/weeks rather than waiting on FEMA to do anything.
Is it unionized water??? It tastes different, ya know.
>>Theres tons of good bottled water in thousands of stores and warehouses throughout North America (since so many people prefer to buy it for $2 a bottle rather than just drink tap water, which is also available in abundance).
And there is a big part of the problem. Don’t send bottles of water. Send tankers full of water. When Hurricane Agnes devastated Prince William county in VA in 1972, we were without water for a week. The Corps of Engineers brought in a portable water purification truck and emptied swimming pools to supply us with water. They also brought in tanker trucks full of water. We never got a bottle of water.
Perhaps the Army doesn’t even have that kind of equipment anymore. Makes me thankful that I work for a water/sewer utility! There may not be power for the service pumps to send the water out to the people, but our generators can run a few well pumps to keep the reservoirs full. Which kinda makes me wonder why they aren’t doing that and letting people fill containers from the reservoir tanks.
The liberals would be aghast at Baptist volunteers. They would be afraid of violating separation of church and state and all that. Plus, odds are these Baptist people oppose homosexual marriage, so the liberals would reject aid from such people.
I had sumpin' a little more salty in mind, but not bad. ;)
What a shock-Big Gov’t fails again.
Bid it out to Wal Mart???? The liberals hate Wal Mart. The liberals would never stand for that!!!!!!!!
Next month a meeting will be held to discuss it. In someplace warm and dry, of course. With lots of sunshine to help the thinking process...and beaches too, gotta have beaches.
What better place to think about dieselination of water.
I do not think Christie was seeking revenge. He knew he was not picked a long time ago and since has been making some pretty powerful speeches in support of Romney.
He just does not have strong convictions, because his life is in turmoil and it is apparent through his physical appearance.
With what bozo?
No eletricity, no gas, everything wet....
Well, the people of Staten Island can just stand with their mouths open when the next nor’easter comes up the coast next week.
If you don’t live in the better sections of Manhattan, you don’t count.
See post #66
FEMA is good at delivering FORMS to fill out.
Well, they’re there. Maybe the locals be more aghast at how badly their purported government saviors have responded and will be more receptive to a Christian message as a result.
Good one! But who am I to talk, I still don’t have one!
Here’s a good one .... we see what the Lefties are worried about:
Two companies I'm aware of are justly famous for their logistics (aside from FedEx and UPS, who are in the logistics business).
Walmart is one. The other is Frito-Lay. The distribution centers receive product daily from multiple plants serving a given region. In the AM, that center will be full-to-bursting with fresh product that has arrived overnight.
By evening, it will be empty again as every bag will have been distributed to retail. That night, the cycle will start all over again.
Bagged snack quality is hugely dependent upon freshness. And Frito-Lay chips are almost always just 2-3 days old when they are purchased.
Indeed, I recall a case when I was working for them. A lady bought a bag of Fritos in a Dallas convenience store and was offended by the scent when she opened the bag. She called the HQ and complained, then was asked to send it in for examination.
Turns out, the bag she purchased in the convenience store at noon had left the production line in Irving at 10:30 AM. What she got was a whiff of nitrogen (which tops off all bagged snack packages) infused with the smell of corn and still warm cooking oil, which had yet to dissipate.
Sometimes, the product can be "too fresh"...
>>Youll need a new screen name after Tuesday!<<
LOL, It will be worth it!!!
I have one word: outrageous.
My Gosh, if a Republican was in Office & running for a 2nd term, the Media would be ALL over this, showing people desolute, babies crying......
FOX or someone, should be all over this!