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.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
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.
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