I’m thinking typhus, not cholera. Not down the shore but in NYC.
Fed gov really doesn’t know what it’s doing, even in REactive mode, never mind PROactive.
I pray that people in neighboring states who can do so, will drive over there with a few jerries of fuel, some water and blankets, diapers and formula, batteries and some basic chow. They’re 100 per cent certain to find someone grateful beyond words to express.
Take it from me, I’ve been there, lost everything, plus three close family members, in a catastrophe: the government doesn’t make it better, they make it worse. Insofar as anything takes away an iota of anguish, it’s not an official, it’s an individual who doesn’t know you, didn’t have to come, doesn’t expect a reward or a refund - but who showed up and did what he could - that’s what Heaven sends to the afflicted.
I have been through every major hurricane since Betsy in 1965. I know the pain and loss that you speak of... Katrina took three homes from my family... and two businesses. I had three families living with us afterwards. I will send help in donations as soon as the fog clears. GOD bless the good people that help now!