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FEMA Out of Water, No Delivery Until Monday
Breitbart ^ | Nov 3, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy

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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KEYWORDS: 2012; bho44; bhofema; democrats; fail; fedgov; fedgovfail; fema; femadelays; femafailure; govtsaveus; hurricanesandy; ineptobama; katrina; obama; obamafailure; obamatheinept; obamatheweak; obamavsamerica; sandy
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To: snoringbear
Heck, just bid it out to Walmart. They’ll have all the water they need by eod today.

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.

51 posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:10 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: blueyon
Breitbart News spoke with contracting officer Annette Wright, who said that the winning vendor would be required to deliver the 2.3 million gallons of bottled water to an East Farmingdale, New York distribution center that was listed in the solicitation request by Monday, November 5th. Ms. Wright was unable to say when or how the water would be delivered from the distribution center to needy Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, Staten Island, Long Island, and other boroughs of New York City. Vendors "are currently being evaluated," she said, and when the vendors are announced, they will provide information on how local distribution will occur.

Let's see ..... Sandy wreaked havoc almost a week ago .... no further comment.

52 posted on 11/03/2012 11:33:11 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: blueyon

Heck of a job, there, Brownie, oh, I mean, Mr. President.


53 posted on 11/03/2012 11:33:11 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: blueyon

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.


54 posted on 11/03/2012 11:33:18 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Centaur
I have an idea!

We should contract with Wall Mart and Lowes to prepare for the next ( inevitable) disaster.

55 posted on 11/03/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“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.


56 posted on 11/03/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Centaur

“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.


57 posted on 11/03/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT by bunster
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To: blueyon
This is much more of a mess than Katrina...that was caused by Blanca and Naglin.

Fire the head of FEMA!!!

58 posted on 11/03/2012 11:35:02 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: blueyon

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19991195/beer-plant

This A-B beer plant is canning water for Sandy victims.


59 posted on 11/03/2012 11:35:27 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: blueyon; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

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.


60 posted on 11/03/2012 11:36:18 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: duckman

I don’t remember the union thugs in New Orleans running off the non-union utility workers from out of state either.


61 posted on 11/03/2012 11:36:44 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: blueyon

Don’t worry, though, this is the same government who will be running Obamacare.

(See tagline)


62 posted on 11/03/2012 11:38:25 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (ObamaCare. Brought to you by the same compassionate folks who gave you Benghazi.)
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To: blueyon

Hey, I’m sure the president’s photo op will more than make up for not having any water.


63 posted on 11/03/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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Donate here!


Government did not build this.
You did!!



64 posted on 11/03/2012 11:40:46 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: blueyon

Gee, with the brilliant and sympathetic Barack Hussein in charge, you wouldn’t think this sort of thing could happen!


65 posted on 11/03/2012 11:41:20 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: libstripper
What about one tanker full of potable water and another with about 10,000 one gallon plastic bottles to hand out to the people, who could then fill them from fawcets attached to the tanker??

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...

66 posted on 11/03/2012 11:42:09 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: blueyon

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.


67 posted on 11/03/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: blueyon; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

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.


68 posted on 11/03/2012 11:42:52 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: blueyon
Obama's Katrina.

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!

69 posted on 11/03/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: blueyon

It’s the ‘stand down’ anti-American’s fault!


70 posted on 11/03/2012 11:43:57 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: katiedidit1
Where is Geraldo Rivera?

On a yacht somewhere drinking.

71 posted on 11/03/2012 11:45:34 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: All

Other media not doing a very good job of covering this.


72 posted on 11/03/2012 11:46:08 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: count-your-change; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
“Ms. Wright was unable to say when or how the water would be delivered from the distribution center to needy Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, Staten Island, Long Island, and other boroughs of New York City. Vendors “are currently being evaluated,” she said, and when the vendors are announced, they will provide information on how local distribution will occur.”

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.

73 posted on 11/03/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: count-your-change

I can’t wait until mankind invents the de-salinization machine.


74 posted on 11/03/2012 11:47:24 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: snoringbear
"Heck, just bid it out to Walmart. They’ll have all the water they need by eod today."

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.

75 posted on 11/03/2012 11:48:12 AM PDT by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: swamprebel

No. Let the doomberg bring water, personally, to Staten Island and other disaster areas! He can well afford truckloads to those areas!


76 posted on 11/03/2012 11:48:51 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

You’ll need a new screen name after Tuesday!


77 posted on 11/03/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: libstripper

I’ll bet that there are a hundred tanker trucks in my area,and theres a factory near here that manufactures plastic bottles.


78 posted on 11/03/2012 11:53:24 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: wolfman
There’s water everywhere there. Boil it.

Without electricity, without homes? I'll bet you are comfy and cozy.

79 posted on 11/03/2012 11:53:55 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: blueyon

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.


80 posted on 11/03/2012 11:54:53 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Marie Antoinette
This A-B beer plant is canning water for Sandy victims.

Is it unionized water??? It tastes different, ya know.

81 posted on 11/03/2012 11:57:30 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: faithhopecharity

>>There’s 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.


82 posted on 11/03/2012 11:58:25 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: RegulatorCountry

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.


83 posted on 11/03/2012 11:58:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited
Failed Effort to Manage Anything?

I had sumpin' a little more salty in mind, but not bad. ;)

84 posted on 11/03/2012 11:58:40 AM PDT by Errant
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To: blueyon

What a shock-Big Gov’t fails again.


85 posted on 11/03/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: snoringbear

Bid it out to Wal Mart???? The liberals hate Wal Mart. The liberals would never stand for that!!!!!!!!


86 posted on 11/03/2012 12:00:31 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: txhurl

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.


87 posted on 11/03/2012 12:00:31 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: mazz44
I think Christie really does not know what he stands for. He is confused and that conflict shows in his physical appearance. Arnold in California had the same issues. His personal life was conflicted and lacked resolve and respect. That even began to affect his physical appearance.

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.

88 posted on 11/03/2012 12:01:23 PM PDT by mazz44
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To: wolfman

With what bozo?

No eletricity, no gas, everything wet....


89 posted on 11/03/2012 12:01:23 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: blueyon

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.


90 posted on 11/03/2012 12:03:12 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: txhurl
I can’t wait until mankind invents the de-salinization machine.

See post #66

91 posted on 11/03/2012 12:03:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Louisiana is a right to work state.
92 posted on 11/03/2012 12:03:49 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: An American In Dairyland

FEMA is good at delivering FORMS to fill out.


93 posted on 11/03/2012 12:04:47 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


94 posted on 11/03/2012 12:05:23 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: duckman; Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Good one! But who am I to talk, I still don’t have one!


95 posted on 11/03/2012 12:05:55 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: blueyon

Here’s a good one .... we see what the Lefties are worried about:

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/03/douche-of-the-day-geraldo-rivera-scrambles-to-find-generator-for-his-koi-pond/


96 posted on 11/03/2012 12:06:05 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: cookcounty
As an ex-FedExer, let me say that Walmart's logistics are fantatsic.

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"...

97 posted on 11/03/2012 12:07:36 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: duckman

>>You’ll need a new screen name after Tuesday!<<

LOL, It will be worth it!!!


98 posted on 11/03/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: lonevoice

I have one word: outrageous.


99 posted on 11/03/2012 12:09:12 PM PDT by Pride in the USA (With Romney - Ryan you get change back.)
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To: MissMagnolia

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!


100 posted on 11/03/2012 12:09:45 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Best Cook on Free Republic! ;-))
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