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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Whenever the President declares a Federal Emergency, the cost shifts to 75% all taxpayers, and 25%max from the declared State. Obama has a “ton” of disasters...more than any other president in history. Here they are if anyone is interested.
Lets try www.fema.gov/disasters
Get some damn tank trucks in there loaded with water, how hard can that be???
Gee, I keep hearing how this is being handled way better than Bush did for Katrina.
No one is sleeping on their roofs waiting to be rescued, they are getting fuel, food, shelter, etc.
woo-hoo Irving shout out!
Now that Geraldo has blasted all over twitter that he has koi in his pond, I wonder how long they’ll last when people have exhausted all of the throwaway food/dumpster supplies and will eat anything? Koi ‘sushi’ ... sounds pretty good when you’re starving.
National Guard water buffaloes are SOP in disasters placed as needed but especially at Red Cross Shelters. If the National Guard is disallowed, then they don’t bring the water.
When it was Katrina and New Orleans it was PRESIDENT Bush's fault. With a Dem President it's all the mayors fault or FEMA's fault or the Neighborhood watch' fault - anybody BUT Obama.
Not that the MSM is biased, hateful and corrupt...
FEMA and Homeland Security are worthless - - one step below the Red Cross... Then again FEMA and Homeland Security ordered millions of bullets - but again NOT to stop looting...
How long will it take them to descend on Rockefeller Plaza and make the morning news.
They’ll have to have seminars at high-priced hotels to ‘evaluate’ their reports of the emergency, they’ll practice their jargon-speak on one another, they’ll have entertainment after hours and massages and saunas and some golfing to unwind after all the evaluation and assessing. They’ll sleep in their luxury suites and have drinks in classy lounges with ferns and cigars.
This disaster is a gold-mine for bureaucratic seminar-goers.
You have been duped into believing the MSM template on Katrina.
Isn’t there some way to air lift supplies in to the residential areas? I’d heard that Trump was going to supply a huge amount of drinking water.
I was in Ike and the county commissioner had to threaten them with commandeering their trucks and jailing the if they did not get their butts inb gear. He turned the air not just ble but ultraviolet blue and they finallly got going. It apppears that Fema has deteriorated since then.
FEMA is ill-suited to this mission, due to its need to place bids for relief supplies and then make contracts for delivery.
The US Army is much better suited for this. They have people trained in how to deliver supplies through rough terrain, in any weather, and adverse security conditions.
They have mobile water purification units
They have mobile field kitchens
They have fuel trucks that will go anywhere.
They have warehouses full of MREs.
And the military's supply and logistics units are mostly National Guard and Reserves, and much of the stuff is distributed all over the country.
A competent solution would have involved mobilizing Army and National Guard support units, which could have used their ready supplies, stores, and equipment immediately, and then replaced used-up stuff at leisure.
Unfortunately for Obama, much of the incompetence is readily visible all over the NorthEast, in states that Obama must carry in order to win.
Snow isn’t exactly an uncommon occurrence in West Virginia. A 14-foot storm surge on the other hand, isn’t something that happens in the tri-state area every few years.
I heard something yesterday about New York State arguing over that 25%, trying to get the feds to agree to pick up that part of the tab as well.
I'm not sure whether New Jersey was asking for the same, but this water shortage sure sounds like someone is applying a bit of leverage.
they attend fusion meetings where during the day they discuss with state and local law enforcement how to put down the locals when the revolution starts and at night they screw prostitutes and get completely inebriated on the taxpayer dollar.
I speak from post-Katrina experience...a van full of Baptist church ladies,a cell phone and a pot and spoons and they can HANDLE ANYTHING! I firmly believe that. Their organizational network and can-do determination is epic! God Bless em. Even sitting in lines for gas there were Baptists going car to car with cold water. They fed folks`brought free clothing,cut hair,supplied laundry trucks,then listened and prayed with you. Let`em in and life improves immediately!
GREAT JOB THERE BROWNIE... OH WAIT...
Oh, my. I hadn’t even thought that far ahead. But, of course, you are quite right about that.
That’s the problem. It’s white “folks” who need help. Not worth reporting because it doesn’t fit inside their racism box.
Yeah, you’re probably right. After all, Walmart is nonunion. It’s my understanding that NJ union utility crews ran off some nonunion crews who had driven all the way from Alabama to help out. How stupid was that? Wonder where little tubby was when this went down?
The first case of Cholera will be reported before the election.
Just remember, these are the same buffoons that want to control our health care..they can’t even pass out water right yet they think they can manage the health care system..boy are we screwed
Great post. Where was the wargaming for this happening? The planning off that wargaming? Sandy gave several days warning. That is sufficient time to get equipment and personnel from any National Guard facility in the lower 48. Instead, several days AFTER Sandy, they still are slow to react.
#1- I’m sorry Sandy happened.
#2- I’m happy Sandy happened.
I pray FEMA will be exposed for what they truly are. Maybe NYC and NJ will be able to do that. It’s starting already.
Hopefully Romney will look into FEMA and get rid of them completely.
“Sheesh. Theres water everywhere there. Boil it.”
No electricity, no fuel. But I get your point: they could strain pond water through cloth and add 1/4 tsp bleach per gallon. It won’t be delicious and it sure ain’t perrier, but it’s better than dying of thirst.
Along with the EPA!
I don't doubt your scenario on iota.
Were you also describing Christie?
Send in the New Black Panthers.
Wish I was good at photoshop or drawing cartoons.
Have a nice shot of Air Force One flying off and a throng of people looking up with a "We will leave no one behind," coming from the plane and one of the mass of people on the ground saying, "Only four people got left behind in Benghazi."
Above is NOT intended to be humorous. Wal-Mart takes immediate action on news of a storm like this, and pre-stages additional stocks of storm supplies in close proximity (but not directly in) the impact area. I read a story about the response of Wal-Mart (and Home Depot, and a few others) by comparison the FEMA in the response to Katrina in the Gulfport/Biloxi area. Wal-Mart was, for a large chunk of time, the ONLY place that victims and rescue workers could get supplied.
Oh, so mankind DID invent desalinization/purification machines!?!?
I guess there were 2 threads and the other one was shorter and got pulled or something
Obama is crashing. He now has his own “Katrina” (Sandy) around his neck, and so well deserved. Totally useless human being, and....he has set Black Americans back 150 years!!! How any Black American could have ever voted for this known “flim/flam”, Chicago shyster, is beyond basic common sense, and candid comprehension!!! My heart aches for, our slain American heroes, murdered, because this failed POTUS hung them out to dry & die!!! May God grant them paradise and rest-in-peace, forever. As for murderer Obama, the Lord above will meter out due justice to him and the ilk that supported him!!! Obama, American Traitor!!!
Remember the photo of Bush and his dad fishing in NO with survivors struggling by? The bushes are excited by the size of the fish George just reeled in?
We need one of New Jersey now, with survivors in the background as Obama golfs happily. Picture =1000 words. Let’s get it viral,
You know, FEMA appears to just suck no matter who is office..
And this Clown Posse in DC wants to run your health care!
Crist & Christie....two birds of a feather that destroyed their careers by licking Obama’s boots. Two Idiots!!!
Companies like Walmart are “bad guys” for Communists, but “good guys” for NORMAL people;)
Mrs. ConservativeInPa says, “These community organizers can’t organize worth crap.”